Windows 10: Migrating HDD to New PC

Discus and support Migrating HDD to New PC in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello all, I will be building a new PC to replace my current one soon. I intend to remove the HDD from my current PC, which has Windows 10 OS on it,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by KeithHibbert, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:12 AM.

  1. Migrating HDD to New PC


    Hello all,

    I will be building a new PC to replace my current one soon. I intend to remove the HDD from my current PC, which has Windows 10 OS on it, and place it in my new build. Once there I would like to clone it onto an SSD and use that in the future for the boot drive. Is this possible?

    :)
     
    KeithHibbert, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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  2. Installing a new HDD to replace a HDD of the same size that failed.

    I have a Windows 10 OS installed on my C: drive. I had data stored on an HDD designated as D: drive. That second drive failed and was replaced by a new HDD. Both are the same size and type of drives, except different manufactures. The new HDD is not
    listed in File Explorer. It is listed in Computer Management under Device Manager as a Disk drive. Disk Management under Storage does not list the new HDD.

    I have tested the new HDD with software downloaded from the manufacture and it has passed all tests. At least that software was able to access the new drive and perform low level tests to see if it is operational.

    Looking at the events log for this HDD, I find an event warning that says "Device ... was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match." Opening up the properties indicates drivers have been installed. Reading the volume information results in: "Volume
    information for this disk cannot be found"

    I suspect that the problem with the volume information is associated with the warning in the event log. I removed the HDD, restarted the PC then shut it down to start the installation process over again. No change in the event log or status of the new
    HDD. Can anyone suggest how I can get past that warning?
     
    RonTognazzini, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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  3. Kem Mon Win User
    unlock hdd

    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
  4. slance310 Win User

    Migrating HDD to New PC

    Migrate Windows 10 from HDD to SSD - cannot Reset This PC from partition

    Hi,

    Yes... that is what I have been suggesting all along...

    You need to make a bootable CD from thr link I provided, boot with it, and save an image of the entire original HDD to your 3rd HDD...

    Then restore the image to your new HDD... It may work a lot better than the one you migrated...
     
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