questionswhere can i sell a hdd of mine from a laptop that…

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really your only options are craigslist and ebay.

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the pre-installed files aren't really useful to anyone that wants to use the drive. However, if you can retrieve the product keys from the drive, then the programs might actually be worth something (you'd most likely have to reinstall the programs anyway though).

Try listing it on Ebay or Craigslist, but don't count on getting much for the programs you're including

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If installed in the same or a very similar model the machine should boot with no problem and all software would be usable... Different chip-sets and CPUs in many cases will cause Windows OS to freak out and ask you to call a MS Customer service line for reactivation...

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Technically, the licensing for Windows ties it to a machine. It isn't supposed to be transferee to another computer. Office, on the other hand, is no problem but I would think someone would want the installation key and media more than your pre-installed hard drive. IMHO.