Windows 10: Is it possible to move a SSD with windows 10 to a new computer?

Discus and support Is it possible to move a SSD with windows 10 to a new computer? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a bit of an oddball question, and am sorry for being a bother. I couldn't think of a proper question in the title that fit. I have two... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RavynOwen, May 18, 2020.

  1. RavynOwen Win User

    Is it possible to move a SSD with windows 10 to a new computer?


    I have a bit of an oddball question, and am sorry for being a bother. I couldn't think of a proper question in the title that fit.

    I have two computers at the moment, the newer one with a problem I am attempting to narrow down. But my second computer is incomplete. I want to be able to move my current install of windows 10 version 1909 to my second computer without having to reinstall my current install. My new computer has a freezing problem, but I can not duplicate it, and it happens very sporadically, and I can not pin point the problem. It happens once every couple of days, and I suspect it's either a motherboard or the CPU giving me grieve. But it is difficult to find it because it takes days to recreate the effect. So my plan is to install my new CPU into my old mobo and old CPU into my new mobo and see if the problem persists.

    Both computers have their own windows 10 pro OEM license, so my question is this. Can I move my OS SSD with windows 10 installed to and from each computer? I believe I can uninstall the license using a elevated command prompt, but I am unsure if I can do that and them move the SSD over. Would this work? Would the second pc reactivate with the proper key? Afraid I have been spoiled with windows 10 activations being more automated, and lost the key to the older pc in question. Thank you in advance.

    Windows 10 ver 1909

    :)
     
    RavynOwen, May 18, 2020
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, May 18, 2020
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  3. Convert from HD to SSD and install to new computer

    Hi Microsoft,

    I have windows 10 pro and Microsoft office 365 installed at old computer.

    I planed to convert The HD to SSD and than The SSD will install to new computer.

    What must step/procedure be followed to successfully the installation at new computer?

    Thank you.
     
    AriefSulistyawan, May 18, 2020
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  4. Is it possible to move a SSD with windows 10 to a new computer?

    Windows 10 Upgrade - New SSD

    I had the same question and got a great answer. Hope this helps!

    Here is 10 steps to Windows 10 (from windows 7 home pro)

    1. Go to Download Windows 10

    2. Scroll down and click "download tool now"

    3. Open and follow prompt and put installer as an ISO or put on USB drive

    4. go to Computer Properties and Write down your Microsoft Product Code BEFORE MOVING ON TO STEP 5!

    5. Install new SSD

    6. Start PC and boot from new windows 10 USB or DVD

    7. Install windows 10 on new SSD

    8. Activate your new windows 10 with your Microsoft product code

    9. Copy over old files from old SSD

    10. Enjoy Windows 10!
     
    AlexFrostdaPimp, May 18, 2020
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