I have two laptop and I busted my newest ones Hard Drive by a messed up Linux Mint installation. I would like to replace my new laptops Hard Drive with my Old laptops Hard Drive which is still functioning fine and has Linux installed on it aswell. I know how to remove and insert the HDDs for both of these machines but how do I actually make the old laptops Hard Drive function in my new laptop. I am also not sure how to access my New laptops BIOS because it came pre-installed with Windows 8 which is no longer accessible. I also don't care which OS I have to install be it Windows or Linux. I also don't care if I lose any personal data as it is already backed up in my Google Drive, any help is very much appreciated and I will provided any other details if need be.
Old Laptop = Acer Aspire One D270-1895 (Still Working Hard Drive)
New Laptop = Lenovo G505 (Non-Working Hard Drive)
Also can I access my BIOS on boot if I format my New Laptops Hard Drive?