Can a laptop last 20 years?

My old laptop (bought new in 2012) started having problems like broken keyboard and failing battery so I replaced it with a cheap $100 laptop which I bought on Black Friday. But I can't move the data cause it only comes with 32 GB HD. The data on old laptop is 200 GB. So can I just keep the old laptop with... show more My old laptop (bought new in 2012) started having problems like broken keyboard and failing battery so I replaced it with a cheap $100 laptop which I bought on Black Friday. But I can't move the data cause it only comes with 32 GB HD. The data on old laptop is 200 GB.

So can I just keep the old laptop with the data and access it whenever I need it or will they someday get deleted and be lost forever?
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