Using my old ssd with windows 10 on it in a new computer


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I had a five year old laptop that was built for music production. Unfortunately the motherboard is bad. I want to build a new desktop pc with more current specs. Is there any way I can use the ssd from the laptop in the new computer. I have a lot of recording and effects software that would take me hours to reinstall, not to mention the hassle of getting them all re-authorized.
 
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Yes - the drive should work as is for a data drive. Also should work as a system drive, but when starting up the first time, it will take longer because it is loading and installing drivers for the new system. You may have activation issues which can usually be resolved. You should download drivers for motherboard, video card, etc. directly from the mfgr. ahead of time, just in case.
 
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If you use it as a boot drive, it probably won't activate because most laptops have an OEM version of Windows, tied to the motherboard. You'll probably have to buy a new Windows license.
 

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