09-11-2018 08:05 PM
I have an X230 i5 processor with a 1 TB SSD and I recently picked up a X230 with a i7 processor and a much smaller hard disk. Can I just swap my big SSD into the new X230 (moving that version of Windows 7 Pro) and then install the smaller hard disk (with its version of Windows 7 Pro) into the i5 machine. (Will be swapping the memory so the i7 has the 16 GB and the i5 has 8 GB). I know that if they were completely different computers this would not work, but since both are X230 will it work? I'd rather not have to restall all the programs if I can avoid it!
09-12-2018 09:10 AM
No problem, I moved my M2 NGFF SSD from X1 yoga 3 to X1 yoga 1, everything is different, but it worked.
Windows first will show preparing system, then you can login, if hardware is different, you need to update the system.
By the way, windows will be activated automatically based on your new license stored in the new motherboard.