Windows 10: Transfering a Fresh Install of Windows to new SSD after a motherboard change

Discus and support Transfering a Fresh Install of Windows to new SSD after a motherboard change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I am about to upgrade my Motherboard, CPU, and RAM, and want to wipe all of my drives and just start from scratch. I have a Windows Install... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by AhrenBuhmann, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Transfering a Fresh Install of Windows to new SSD after a motherboard change


    Hello,

    I am about to upgrade my Motherboard, CPU, and RAM, and want to wipe all of my drives and just start from scratch. I have a Windows Install Dongle ready to reinstall windows, but I just want to make sure I can activate it once I am there.

    I don't have a product key, it says that there is a digital license that is attached to my MS account, and when I log into MS, I can see my desktop there.


    Are there steps I need to take to make sure I can use that same license to reactivate windows after my hardware change and reinstall?


    This seem overly complicated.


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    AhrenBuhmann, Mar 25, 2021
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  2. Fresh Install of Windows 10 Home in new SSD

    I have this Dell N4010 Laptop that I want to upgrade with an SSD and use the existing HDD as Data drive. I have an original windows of digital license.

    Please suggest how I can install a fresh copy of the windows in my new SSD with the existing license. And please suggest how to activate the new installation of Windows.
     
    Fahim.Anwar, Mar 25, 2021
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  3. TomPinkin Win User
    New motherboard, CPU SSD drives and fresh Win 10 Home install.

    My old motherboard with Win 10 Pro (upgraded from 7) died and I just replaced it with a new motherboard, processor (AMD), new M12 SSD, new SATA SSD and fresh install of new Win 10 Home on the M12 SSD. I also have two SATA HDD drives installed from the
    original configuration with all of my original installed programs. Will I have to reinstall all of the original programs or can I edit the registry to point to the HDD location and run the original programs?
     
    TomPinkin, Mar 25, 2021
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  4. Morgoth Win User

    Transfering a Fresh Install of Windows to new SSD after a motherboard change

    Windows 7 SSD fresh install

    i have an issue, i did a fresh instal of windows 7 and it seems to be taking up allready 50 gb's of space on my ssd :S tough windows folder it self states it only uses 13gb
    and i have no other programs installed why is this taking up so mutch space
    and how can i change my documents to a differend driver letter?
     
    Morgoth, Mar 25, 2021
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