First off I'm pretty new here. Feel free to correct me with anything or ask me for more information.
So I bought an SSD and I'm not sure what to do with it. My goal is to hook it up to my laptop or desktop and having an SSD plugged in instead of an HDD. I'm really not too tech savy, especially with hardware. Do I need to install an operating system first? I was thinking of getting windows 10 pro for it. I need it anyways because I want to run Docker, but I'm desktop only has Windows home edition.
TL;DR I bought an SSD and some cables. How do I get it up and running quickly (on the software side). I feel like someone who knows how to build a PC could help me here.