Windows 10: Moving OS drive to new hardware question

Discus and support Moving OS drive to new hardware question in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello everyone. I was wondering if It was possible to move my SSD (boot drive) onto new hardware. I'm upgrading my pc a bit, one of the things being... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Cgamon, May 13, 2020.

  1. Cgamon Win User

    Moving OS drive to new hardware question


    Hello everyone. I was wondering if It was possible to move my SSD (boot drive) onto new hardware. I'm upgrading my pc a bit, one of the things being the motherboard. I really don't want to purchase windows if I don't have to, so i'm wondering if it can be moved properly.

    Things to note.. this pc is like 5-6 years old.. so when it was built, it was Windows 8.1 and I received the Windows 10 update later on.

    My current W10 version is 1903.

    Also my current MB is an MSI board and the new one is also MSI. Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    Cgamon, May 13, 2020
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  2. CoryCigas Win User

    Moving OS to New Drive

    Hey everyone. I know this has been answered plenty of time but I need some help on this. I want to move my W10 Pro OS from my M.2 hard drive to a new SSD. I'd like to move the whole drive to a new drive though so nothing will break. I have some programs
    installed on it including several other things but everything downloaded and documents are all on my second drive. Is this possible?? Can someone help me out please Moving OS drive to new hardware question :).

    Or is it possible just to start over on a whole new drive with a clean OS with W10 Pro, unless something gets screwed up by a productkey .
     
    CoryCigas, May 13, 2020
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  3. little cat, May 13, 2020
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  4. Moving OS drive to new hardware question

    New computer - how to move OS to new (larger) drive?

    Hi all,

    • I got a new computer a few days ago.
    • Its startup drive is a 250gb SSD and it has a 1TB standard drive. It has Windows 10 and is working fine...
    • However, I have a 1TB SSD I'd rather use as my primary drive. It's from my old computer and has Windows 10 installed.
    Is it possible to "move" or reinstall the current OS on my 1TB SSD and use that as the startup drive?

    Regarding methods, I've seen a lot of different info all over the place, so thought it might be a better idea to ask here...

    thanks

    Andrew
     
    android111, May 13, 2020
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