Windows 10: current hard drive compatible with new win 10 computer?

Discus and support current hard drive compatible with new win 10 computer? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; hello just got a new dell computer that has bays for extra hard drives. I want to move a drive from my old computer to the new one. the hard drive is a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by msongs, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. msongs Win User

    current hard drive compatible with new win 10 computer?


    hello just got a new dell computer that has bays for extra hard drives. I want to move a drive from my old computer to the new one. the hard drive is a wdc wd1001fals-40u9b0 ata. I think the new computer uses sata connectors. not sure what the old hard drive is, maybe 2.5

    do yu suppose this drive will work in new computer?

    M. Songs

    :)
     
    msongs, Sep 14, 2019
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  2. Installing the Win 10 upgrade on a new hard drive

    My current hard drive is really old and unstable, and I've planning to buy a new SSD for my computer. When I get the Win 10 files, will there be an option to install it on the brand new SSD without changing anything on the old hard drive? My understanding
    is that Win 10 will allow installing on a new partition on the drive where the current Windows system is installed, and it will also allow creating media for installing Win 10 at a later time, but it is not clear if the upgrade will allow keeping the current
    system and hard drive as is, and clean-installing on a brand new hard drive.
     
    mukarakaplan, Sep 14, 2019
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  3. exterior hard drive usable?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Plug USB hard drive into old computer.
    • Open File Explorer (Win+E) and open the USB drive.
    • Open another File Explorer window and open your documents folder.
    • Drag files to the USB drive.
    • Move drive to new computer.
    • Drag files to their new homes in the matching documents/pictures/videos/whatever folders you use to organize.
    Please let us know if you have any further issues. in uploading/ transferring data.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Sep 14, 2019
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  4. current hard drive compatible with new win 10 computer?

    Installing the Win 10 upgrade on a new hard drive

    I have an HP computer that recently informed me that there was "no boot disk in drive and could not read the hard drive" or words to that effect. I tried to restart several times with no success. Eventually, it did nothing; no message at all. I talked to
    several "experts" and they told me I needed to buy a new version of Win 10, another said you needed a new hard drive and install Win 10. I followed these instructions but nothing happened. The were no instructions received with the new hard drive although
    it seemed fairly simple. Win 10 came with 3 steps as follows:

    1. Insert USB into device port.

    2. Power on computer and configure it to boot from USB drive.

    3. If prompted enter your product key.

    I didn't get past Nr 2.

    How do I do Nr 2 when the computer reacts to nothing.

    Any ideas what is wrong.
     
    RobertLauck, Sep 14, 2019
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