Windows 10: Install Windows 10 on a new drive

Discus and support Install Windows 10 on a new drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello everyone. I recently bought an SSD of 250GB for my PC and I'm trying to figure out if I can install W10 on the new drive without having any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Dan Cer, Aug 1, 2020 at 7:42 PM.

  1. Dan Cer Win User

    Install Windows 10 on a new drive


    Hello everyone.


    I recently bought an SSD of 250GB for my PC and I'm trying to figure out if I can install W10 on the new drive without having any issue with the original drive.


    Previously I had W10 installed on a HDD of 1TB which I have filled with games and apps that I use and I wouldn't like to lose them and have to reinstall everything again. I considered just moving as much as I could to another drive and try cloning the OS to the SSD I have no partitions on the HHD where W10 is installed and thus I can't try cloning only that partition but I think it may be a big of an issue. Therefore, I thought "why not just install W10 again on the new SSD?"


    Do you think it's possible without having any issue? Will I be able to keep all my games and apps from the other HDD if I do so? Am I not forced to format that HDD? Can I have W10 on both drives and just choose to boot from the SSD and would that let me access all the files I have on the HDD?


    I'm trying to find the best and easiest way to solve this, so any advice or suggestion would be welcome.


    Have a nice day you all.

    :)
     
  2. CK011885 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
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  4. r.h.p Win User

    Install Windows 10 on a new drive

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

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