Windows 10: Moving to a new SSD from my HDD and what the entails

Discus and support Moving to a new SSD from my HDD and what the entails in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I bought an SSD and am going to make that my main drive/boot drive. I plan to transfer my windows 10 digital license to it, which I've been lead to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by aidentomeny, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Moving to a new SSD from my HDD and what the entails


    I bought an SSD and am going to make that my main drive/boot drive. I plan to transfer my windows 10 digital license to it, which I've been lead to believe is a thing. I want to know if that is possible and, more importantly, what is going to happen to the files on my old HDD? If they are going to be lost, what would be the best way to go about saving them?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    aidentomeny, Aug 10, 2019
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  2. SEWsam Win User

    Moving OS to new SSD but keep Programs on HDD

    Hello,

    Is there any way to move/clone the OS to a new SSD while keeping the programs on the HDD (and being able to still keep the previous location association with shortcuts) (example: Shortcut on desktop: Location: (HDD) C:\Users\Sam\Desktop

    Name: Steam

    Target: C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\Steam.exe

    --> Moved to SSD: Location (SSD, as boot drive): D:\Users\Sam\Desktop

    Name: Steam

    Target: C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\Steam.exe <--- Target stays the same)

    Is this possible?
     
    SEWsam, Aug 10, 2019
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  3. Randatic Win User
    Moving Windows from HDD to SSD

    Ok, background. Got a PC from a relative, 2013 dell prebuilt, not bad, but time to upgrade. I have been using it for maybe a year and a half. It has a 1TB HDD that I have many files on. Building a new PC, have everything but case and SSD. I want to use
    a 64GB SSD for boot drive, and HDD for mass storage. I got my current PC ready by removing the 1TB HDD and installing a 231GB laptop from a laptop that was barley functioning. How do I configure my HDD and move my OS? Should I install a new one on the SSD
    and then transfer the activation? I know I can just use my HDD, but I want a clean Windows install, without any old drivers conflicting with my new system. How would I go about doing this? Also what would be the best way to configure an SSD boot drive and
    separate HDD mass storage for files and programs?
     
    Randatic, Aug 10, 2019
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  4. AlecYM Win User

    Moving to a new SSD from my HDD and what the entails

    Moving windows 10 from ssd to hdd.

    Hi, I was wondering if I would be able to move my Windows 10 from my HDD to my new SSD.
     
    AlecYM, Aug 10, 2019
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