Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:45 PM
First you cannot just move a OS from one computer to another since the hardware access layer (or HAL) will buck at the different hardware. Best bet since you seem to have the old drive is to re-install windows on the laptop. Remeber to get all of your drivers downloaded before you start. Once windows is installed install your device drivers an do all of the windows updates before going any further. Now install all of your programs. Finally transfer over the information you need from the old Desktop like Favorites, My Documents, items from the desktop, outlook .pst files, and any program specific stuff like saved games and such.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.