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Moving a SSD/OS to a New PC?

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Hi all, I have a question I'm struggling to find the answer to. To preface: I'm currently in the process of building a new computer, but I'd like to wait until the GTX 780 TI comes out before I decide on a GPU and order the rest of the parts. In addition, I wasn't planning on having an optical drive for my new PC. I've just received a fresh copy of Windows 7, as well as a new Samsung 840 Pro.

My question is this: Can I pop my SSD into my laptop and install Windows 7 on it, then, when the time comes, take it out and pop it into my new PC? Would Windows boot up and recognize the new motherboard, GPU, etc? Or would this cause a lot of problems? Thanks in advance!
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It will cause problems.

I just migrated from HDD to SSD. And even though it was the same new build... I actually just re-installed fresh.
    
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Yup. Just don't register it on the laptop and you'll be fine. I swapped the SSDs between my rig and laptop and both booted fine, though I did need to restore from a system image to get them back to normal for obvious reasons. A fresh install won't have that problem.
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Sounds like I'll be better off just being patient until the 780 TI launches. Thanks for the help guys!
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