Windows 10: Migrating Windows 10 to a new computer

Discus and support Migrating Windows 10 to a new computer in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; While making a list of parts for my upcoming PC build, I was wondering if it is possible to install an HDD from an older prebuilt system and transfer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by sb69420, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. sb69420 Win User

    Migrating Windows 10 to a new computer


    While making a list of parts for my upcoming PC build, I was wondering if it is possible to install an HDD from an older prebuilt system and transfer Windows 10 to an SSD in the new build. Would it work? If so, would I still need an activation key?


    Thanks :

    :)
     
    sb69420, Jul 7, 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, Jul 7, 2020
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  3. CjAlfonso Win User
    Migrating legacy xp computer to new Windows 10 computer

    Thank you for your response. The Windows 10 computer will be a NEW Dell Inspiron with Windows 10 pre installed.

    Again thank you for the logical answer. Now I am seeking the technical answer. Is there a written step by step tutorial on this exhausting procedure. I need to create new user accounts and configure them. Install all new software and restore data. I
    expect this will cost $2000 to $3000 and 200 hours of labor. I have done these types of migrations many years ago and I anticipate seeing every imaginable error message that msft has written
     
    CjAlfonso, Jul 7, 2020
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  4. aarnstone Win User

    Migrating Windows 10 to a new computer

    migrating windows 10 to a new computer

    I bought a retail version of windows8/8.1 and then upgraded to windows 10. my computer is 8 years old and i plan on getting a new i7 skylake chip based computer before the end of the year. the question is how do i migrate my C: drive and its programs to
    the new computer? do i just install 10 on the new computer's C: drive and then migrate from the old computer's C: drive to it?
     
    aarnstone, Jul 7, 2020
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