Windows 10: Changing the SSD on my computer,will my win10 license stay?

Discus and support Changing the SSD on my computer,will my win10 license stay? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a Hp prebuilt pc called "HP 8200 ELITE SFF" My previous HDD where my OS was installed,got corrupted. So all I'm doing is switching the storage... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by HaiderRafsan, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Changing the SSD on my computer,will my win10 license stay?


    I have a Hp prebuilt pc called "HP 8200 ELITE SFF"


    My previous HDD where my OS was installed,got corrupted. So all I'm doing is switching the storage device to a SSD,and also getting a new graphics card.


    When I install windows on my new storage device,will it still use the same license key as before?

    :)
     
    HaiderRafsan, Sep 18, 2020
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  2. Josh_922 Win User

    Win10 clean install on Samsung SSD 850 EVO

    BLUF: SSD is not listed ubder "Where do you want to install Windows?"

    Steps Complete:

    1. I've create a Win10 bootable install usb.

    2. I connect the new Samsung SSD 850 EVO via SATA.

    3. I reboot PC and verify SSD is seen by the motherboard/BIOS

    4. Begin Win10 install via usb.

    5. Get to "Where do you want to install Windows?" and the SSD is not listed

    Problems:

    1. Samsung does not offer a driver for the 850 on their website

    2. Cannot locate driver elsewhere

    Unsuccessful Mitigations Steps Attempt:

    A. Format & partition SSD via Windows Disk Management, then retried steps 1-5 above....same result

    B. Clone existing HHD onto SSD via "Image for Windows" by TeraByte, then verified SSD contents via Windows Explorer....similar result

    Can you please offer some advice on locating a driver for a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB drive? Or an alternative method?

    Thank you
     
    Josh_922, Sep 18, 2020
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  3. user33331 Win User
    Win10: windows update stuck at never ending loop ?

    When in win10:
    • Update&security -> Windows update -> Finding update... .... .... ....
    Planning to download the latest Win10.ISO (vers.1803) and manually update:
    - Then wait that my ordered new SSD arrives and clone the old HDD to it.
     
    user33331, Sep 18, 2020
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  4. D2Beetle Win User

    Changing the SSD on my computer,will my win10 license stay?

    Hand-Me-Down Computers and Licensing

    S-and-S,

    Yes, they are Win10 and for each new build I do, I purchase a new license; no transfers and no hardware changes either. When I build a computer, that computer is listed under "My Devices", which represents a license; how do I get that computer off of my
    device list? Because it is no longer my computer.
     
    D2Beetle, Sep 18, 2020
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