Windows 10: Transferring windows 10 to new PC

Discus and support Transferring windows 10 to new PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I've recently built a new PC and want to transfer over Windows 10 Pro. It is a retail copy of Win10, I did slmgr -dli in the command prompt and it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by runename, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. runename Win User

    Transferring windows 10 to new PC


    I've recently built a new PC and want to transfer over Windows 10 Pro. It is a retail copy of Win10, I did slmgr -dli in the command prompt and it shows retail. It is activated with a digital licence linked to a Microsoft Account. I installed Win10 on the new PC and told it I'd activate it later. I logged in with the same Microsoft account on the new pc. To activate it I went to settings - activation and clicked on troubleshoot, then "I changed hardware on this device recently". It showed my old PC. I selected "this is the device i'm using" then activate. It said it can't activate it right now please try again later. I tried again later same result. I doesn't give me an error code.


    This is the method it shows on https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change


    Should I be using this method evan tho it's a entirely new PC? It's the method linked in several places when other people have asked about transfering windows.


    Should I just wait and try again later or is there another problem?

    :)
     
    runename, Mar 6, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Mar 6, 2019
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  3. CK011885 Win User
    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Mar 6, 2019
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  4. r.h.p Win User

    Transferring windows 10 to new PC

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    What's your intended PC specs ??
     
    r.h.p, Mar 6, 2019
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