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  1. ItsSnazzy Win User

    Physically moving an SSD (With Windows) & a HDD (Storage) to my newly build PC...


    So I've just finished building a new PC for gaming and was wondering if I would have any problems physically moving my old SSD (Which is my boot drive) and HDD (Storage) from my old Pre-Build desktop to a new custom built desktop. If I were to move both drives to my new desktop and boot, would it start up just like my old Pre-Built desktop PC and boot right into windows and still have all my game and files like nothing was changed? I've searched around but I haven't seen a post that could help me out. I'm also planning to add another SSD for just games and storage later on down the line so would that affect anything later on after the install of my first SSD/HDD?


    Thank you ahead of time and sorry if this question sounded stupid!

    :)
     
    ItsSnazzy, Sep 11, 2018
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  2. 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, Sep 11, 2018
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  3. How to move program file on ssd to hdd

    Please note, only Microsoft Store apps can be moved, desktop apps downloaded from the Internet or a disc cannot be moved.

    Click Start > Settings > System > Storage

    Under More storage settings, click 'Change where new content is saved'

    In New apps will save to list box, choose the 'Apps' SSD

    Open Start > Settings > Apps > Apps & Features

    Select any large app you have downloaded from the Windows Store

    Click Move, choose the SSD drive
     
    Andre for Directly, Sep 11, 2018
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  4. Physically moving an SSD (With Windows) & a HDD (Storage) to my newly build PC...

    Moving Win10 from an HDD to an SSD

    I have a pre-built PC that came with Windows 8.1. Since then I've upgraded to Windows 10 (free upgrade). Now I think it's time to start upgrading my PC's hardware piece by piece. One of the pieces to be changed is the hard drive, I'm thinking of getting
    a 500 or so GB SSD.

    My question is can I move my installation of Windows 10 to the SSD, and will it retain its licence if I do?

    I don't need to move a full image of the current HDD, I can reinstall everything but the Windows. One problem is the PC didn't come with a recovery disc or a written license number for Windows, the recovery thingies are in a separate partition on the one
    HDD.
     
    Bora Basaran, Sep 11, 2018
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