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New laptop hard drive

II just got a new hard drive for my samsung laptop . I am trying to install it to a laptop but it doesnt work because theres no OS. Can i use my desk top to instal os to laptop hard drive?
the 2nd hard drive doesnt show up on my desk top so please help me and let me know

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So much detail is needed.

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So, about Windows. No. If you installed it on a desktop it fails on the move. Laptops can be a royal pain to install Windows so try a Linux until you get restore media.
Bob

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Samsung support

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What does Samsung offer in anyway to supply you the recovery media or "process" to recovery. If you have to get it physically like some discs or data via cloud, then do so, request it. You will have to walk through the process, but otherwise that's your option. While we know it's a Samsung laptop, WHICH one and again support should explain
"how to" to recover. If your old laptop HD actually spins and just couldn't boot, access data from probable "recovery partition", burn to store to ext. media and see if that works out.

tada -----Willy Happy

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