Windows 10: Reactivating Windows after cloning hard drive

Discus and support Reactivating Windows after cloning hard drive in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi there,I've recently cloned my 500gig hard drive onto a 4T hard drive. All of my files, folders, and programs are functioning properly, but my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MarcMayo, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. MarcMayo Win User

    Reactivating Windows after cloning hard drive


    Hi there,I've recently cloned my 500gig hard drive onto a 4T hard drive. All of my files, folders, and programs are functioning properly, but my Windows 10 Home is no longer activated. I've attempted to re-enter my product key, but it will not accept it. Any help would be appreciated.

    :)
     
    MarcMayo, Jun 10, 2021
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  2. Sanhime Win User

    Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Whats a good free imaging/cloning program? I have a 1TB hard drive with Win7 and I want to seamlessly migrate my stuff to a 2TB hard drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Sanhime, Jun 10, 2021
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  3. Cloning from 1TB to 2TB hard drive

    Hello, Migrating a 1TB Hard Drive to a 2TB HDD is very possible.

    My Rig started out on just 160GB, when I upgraded HDDs, I cloned my 160 GB into a newly bought 500GB HDD. (it was an OS HDD)

    Then on the next HDD upgrade(I bought a 1 TB) I cloned that 500GB to a 1 TB HDD.

    No problems at all.

    From what I can remember the program I used was Acronis?? I forgot. But it ran the cloning process outside of windows. the cloning took like 30 to 1 hr. then I switched drive letters and the newly bought HDD is now my boot device.
     
    lyndonguitar, Jun 10, 2021
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  4. Klusie31 Win User

    Reactivating Windows after cloning hard drive

    Clone hard drive partition

    I cloned hard drive A from hard drive B. Hard drive B had two partitions, two Windows operating systems cloned successfully to hard drive A.

    Recently Windows 10 took a dump on it's partition on hard drive A. My question is, do I boot from hard drive B to clone the Windows 10 to a like

    partition on hard drive A, and, must I reformat the destination partition on hard drive A or will AOMEI partition assistant automatically take

    care of that???

    Any help I get on this will be greatly appreciated.
     
    Klusie31, Jun 10, 2021
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