But you didn't tell what OS. Windows is the worst of these when moving. Even if the same laptop was same make and model I see Windows crash when moved over.
My answer is no. For laptops use the restore media.
PS. If you don't have that media, order it. CHEAP!
I have a new laptop without an OS and a hard drive from a crashed laptop in an external enclosure. Can I get the OS from the external on the new hard drive?