Windows 10: REINSTALLING Windows on an SSD

Discus and support REINSTALLING Windows on an SSD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I'm aware that this is a common topic, but I just wanna be assured of what am gonna do is correct. I have window 10 installed on my HDD, I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by MIKET.YW., Jun 13, 2019 at 1:32 AM.

  1. MIKET.YW. Win User

    REINSTALLING Windows on an SSD


    Hi,


    I'm aware that this is a common topic, but I just wanna be assured of what am gonna do is correct.

    I have window 10 installed on my HDD, I want to move it to my SSD. I prefer a clean install rather than cloning it. I have windows on the DVD that came with the license I purchased.

    I'm gonna boot from the dvd. Once in the setup, am gonna physically remove my HDD and continue with the installation. After completing the process, the installation DVD should have taken the SSD by default as the data partition to install windows on. Later after booting to desktop, I will reattach my HDD and format it.

    Will this method yield any issues?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    :)
     

  2. Reinstalling windows 10 on SSD

    Step 1: Backup your important files:


    Step 2: create a new bootable copy of Windows 10. The Windows 10 USB you have is the original version of Windows 10 which quite outdated.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:


    Step 3: Shutdown the computer, remove the HDD then install the SSD

    Step 4: Perform a clean install.


    When you upgraded from a previous version of Windows or receive a new computer preinstalled with Windows 10, what happened is the hardware (your PC) will get a digital entitlement, where a unique signature of the computer will be stored on Microsoft
    Activation Servers. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key.

    Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. It will automatically reactivate. You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have
    a key and Do this later.

    There is no need to know or get a new key, but if you have issues with Digital Licensing or the Activation Troubleshooter, you can utilize an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key you already own to
    reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 13, 2019 at 1:36 AM
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  3. Reinstalling windows 10 on SSD

    Hi Ralph,

    Regarding your concern about changing the hard drive, you can definitely reinstall Windows 10 and activate it after changing your HDD to SSD. We suggest that you

    back up your files
    in your SSD. You can use the Windows 10 USB, you can also follow the steps provided by
    Andre Da Costa in this
    forum article
    . This will give you steps on how to install Windows using media creation tool or directly using your web browser.

    In line with your license concern, it should be activated after you reinstall Windows 10 on the same desktop even after you made the hardware change. You can follow the steps provided in this

    article
    to re-activate Windows 10.

    Update us with the result so we can further assist you.
     
  4. 3Colors Win User

    REINSTALLING Windows on an SSD

    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.


    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond REINSTALLING Windows on an SSD :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
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