Windows 10: Existing W10 & software onto a new machine.

Discus and support Existing W10 & software onto a new machine. in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hello,I have always assumed that if I took a drive with the operating system and installed software from one machine and placed it in another, this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by mkhl100, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. mkhl100 Win User

    Existing W10 & software onto a new machine.


    Hello,I have always assumed that if I took a drive with the operating system and installed software from one machine and placed it in another, this would not work.Clearly the hardware would be different to start with.Setting up a PC can of course take many days to configure and install everything needed.Is there any way of getting a working version of W10, with all the software, from one machine, to be migrated in some way to another machine.My drive, M.2 NVME, simply has the OS and software, I use a separate drive for Libraries.I am used to making system images and cloned drives for back up w

    :)
     
    mkhl100, Sep 14, 2022
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  2. Kari Win User

    Clean install of W10 not possible in Virtual Machine.


    Please get a cup of coffee, lean back and think an answer for these two questions. Take your time, then check the answers below the questions:

    Questions:
    1. If you do a clean install of let's say Windows 10 Insider Build 10525 on a totally new computer which has never had an activated Windows 10 on it, does it activate?
    2. If you do a clean install of Windows 10 Insider Build on a computer where the underlying Windows 10, upgraded from a qualifying old operating system has already been activated, does it activate?

    Answers:
    1. No, of course not.
    2. Yes, of course.

    Why do you think that a virtual machine would make any difference? You have tried to install Windows 10 on a totally new machine which has never had an activated Windows 10 installed, therefore the Microsoft activation servers block the activation due invalid machine ID. In the highlighted part in below quote you admit your mistake yourself, plain and simple, yet you when doing this wrong draw conclusion that even if done correctly it would not work:

    What you have tried is essentially the same as if you took a brand new real physical PC without any operating system, which has never had any operating system, and then installed Windows 10 Insider Preview wondering why it does not activate! Virtual Machines behave exactly the same way; if you want to clean install Windows 10 Insider Preview and get it activated you must do it on an existing virtual machine, one which has already had an upgraded Windows 10 activated. This "computer", the virtual machine, its machine ID is marked on activation servers as valid and activated and it will of course activate.

    Be it a virtual machine or a physical computer, you cannot activate a clean installed Windows 10 Insider Preview on a totally new machine. How difficult can this be to understand?

    When clean installing Windows 10 Insider Preview on a computer which has already had a previous Windows 10 Insider activated, you do not use the product key! It will be asked twice, once before the installation starts and once after the last reboot to OOBE phase. In both cases you skip the product key and your Windows will be automatically activated.
     
  3. Sasqui Win User
    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Voltages
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
     
    Sasqui, Sep 14, 2022
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  4. jwicker Win User

    Existing W10 & software onto a new machine.

    New software BSOD multiple machines

    Hello-

    Looking for some suggestions.

    We were installing a new version of already existing software and it began to BSOD 3 out of 5 machines we installed it on. Machines BSOD immediately upon boot with the error "Critical process died". I cannot get into safe mode or anything.

    The drive and memory tests fine. I can access the drive if I remove it from the PC and use an external enclosure, so I know the drive is fine. I've ran chkdsk, sfc /scan now, DISM commands and have tried booting to a windows media USB and using the built in repairs without any luck. Uninstalled last quality update, but feature update failed. It appears reimaging to our 20h2 image resolves the problem, but I want to avoid if possible the reimage of all these machines.

    Running windows 10 1909 education

    Thank you
     
    jwicker, Sep 14, 2022
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