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Because of the unique nature of the SAM Database on each Windows system, creating a so-called duplicate system on new hardware with the same userid and passwords would not result in a duplicate of the SAM from your previous machine being created. Since the security access data and keys for your old harddisk resides on your OLD system, you cannot take control of the file.
I suggest you do a google search on the keywords “what is windows sam”. That should give you all the information you need.