OK, most message boards are blocked on my work computer, but for some reason Woot is not. Also, I much prefer Woot to all others. So I am asking you all.
I have a gaming laptop that is dying for some reason (Lenovo Y500 won't charge). The HDD is great, It's a SSD, windows 10, has all my games. Much as I love laptops, gaming laptops are too expensive, so I am leaning toward a basic gaming desktop. Cheaper, easier to upgrade, etc.
Here's the question: if I build one from scratch, rather than buy one with a HDD and OS already installed, is there anything preventing me from popping that laptop-sized HDD in as my primary HDD in a desktop? Presuming I get the appropriate physical adapters (if any are needed), would it boot OK? Would it even recognize it / would it be a problem that the drivers and all other configurations were for the old laptop? And could I install it in the tower to connect like a regular HDD, or would it forever have to connect through USB?