Windows 10: SSD Moved from old to new PC

Discus and support SSD Moved from old to new PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I recently built a new computer and moved my SSD that contained my windows install from the old to the new computer. Everything boots fine, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ZacharyWhale, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. SSD Moved from old to new PC


    Hello, I recently built a new computer and moved my SSD that contained my windows install from the old to the new computer. Everything boots fine, but I'm getting the notifications that my copy of windows is not genuine and that I need to provide a windows key. I never had to actually provide the key when I installed it the first time. I simply had to connect it to the Microsoft account that the license was associated with. This Account. I have done that. The activate windows watermark on the bottom of my monitor is now gone, but on the windows activation screen in settings, I'm still gettin

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    ZacharyWhale, Jun 18, 2021
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  2. Move SSD (with windows 10) from old to new desktop

    Hello Greg,

    I may try your suggestion of moving the SSD and buying a new windows 10 license. I also marked question answered in your first post.

    In hindsight, I should have not upgraded to W10 and saved $139. Then built the new PC & bought a new W10 license.

    Rajesh
     
    Rajesh_rpv, Jun 18, 2021
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  3. Trm47 Win User
    MOVING SSD TO A NEW PC

    I am getting an Intel bare bones NUC. I want to simply take my SSD out of my old PC and install it in the new one, and hopefully boot up. I do have my Windows 10 license activated and associated with my Microsoft account. Will I be able to make this
    change successfully, and only have to verify that I have moved Windows to a new device?
     
    Trm47, Jun 18, 2021
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  4. SSD Moved from old to new PC

    New windows 10 installtion on New SSD - wont boot unless old SSD present

    It seems you installed Windows while the both SSDs were connected. This would have caused your current problem. Maybe it is sufficient to do this:

    1. Launch the Disk Manager.
    2. Right-click drive C:, then mark it as "active".
    3. Shut down Windows
    4. Open the BIOS and tell it that the new SSD is the primary boot device.
    5. Disconnect the old SSD.
    6. Boot up normally.

    If this does not work then you might have to do this:

    1. Disconnect the old SSD.
    2. Re-install Windows on the new SSD, using the Media Creation Tool.
     
    Frederik Long, Jun 18, 2021
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