Transfering A hard drive from one computer to another

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i was wondering if you could just move the hard drive into another computer and it would read it automatically or you had to do something to read it?
 

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Basically, you cannot just pop a drive that has an operating system into another comp and boot it.

Some times you might, but that involves more luck than anything else - same motherboard chipset, same components, etc.

You can 'slave' a drive and read the data from an existing operating system (I have never done it with a Sata drive but it must be possible).
 
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