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You can export your collection as catalog and then can take that to thumb drive.
just right click on the collection and choose export as catalog.
With the Collection active in Lightroom, select all the photos in Grid. From the File menu choose 'Export as Catalog' to create a new catalog with these images. Tick 'Export Negative Files' and 'Include available previews'. You can export to an external drive, and you'll be able to run these directly from this drive on another machine that has Lightroom involved.
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So to be clear on my end, with the Collection active in LR and I select all the photos then choose Export as Catalog and click the Export Negative Files and Include Available Previews, the new Catalog will bring into LR on my Laptop the photos in the same order that I have them in my collection on my desktop?
Yes that is true
To get them into an existing catalog on the laptop, you'd use File>Import from Catalog in Lightroom on the laptop. Then select the catalog you exported from the other machine. Yes, it should be the same.