This feels like a slightly dumb question, but ...
If I move my hard drive into a different laptop, would I need to reinstall the OS, or would I be able to keep my same install? (I'm wondering about hardware support/BIOS-level stuff, mostly)
@codesections Maybe. I've done it before and have everything work, and I've done it where everything blew up.
@codesections with linux you have a good chance of it working, windows is another story but i've seen it work too.
@codesections which OS is it?
@codesections it wiill probably work check the driver support first - and if nvidia drivers are still installed you should uninstall them
@codesections I’ve moved hard drives between machines without issue, but you do need to be careful to satisfy the destination machine’s requirements w/r/t UEFI vs legacy BIOS if you plan to use it as a boot device
@codesections I've done it and had it work fine and go down in a blaze of glory. Based on my experience the only way to know is try.😃
@codesections Linux is usually fine, just make sure the GPU drivers are still correct. If it doesn't work you can always copy /home over.
@codesections I think that the modern linux kernel this should be fine.
Linux? No problem
Windows? Problem 70% of cases
Mac? Problem 💯%
> Linux? No problem
Really? I haven't tried this for years, because it used to just sulk and refuse to boot. Reinstalling only takes half an hour though and a sensible user has a separate /home partition and updates their backups beforehand.
> Windows? Problem 70% of cases
Sounds about right.
> Mac? Problem 💯%
No experience with this, but that's what I would expect.
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