Windows 10: Unable to activate my OS after replacing HDD with SSD.

Discus and support Unable to activate my OS after replacing HDD with SSD. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I was having problem with my HDD. it become slow because of reallocation of sector unit error. so I decided to replace my HDD with SSD. After replacing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Abu Hurairah Awan, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Unable to activate my OS after replacing HDD with SSD.


    I was having problem with my HDD. it become slow because of reallocation of sector unit error. so I decided to replace my HDD with SSD. After replacing I installed the same version of windows which I was using on HDD. but now I m unable to activate my windows with digital license. kindly someone tell me what should I do?

    :)
     
    Abu Hurairah Awan, Nov 6, 2018
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  2. Does Windows 10 automatically recognise that a SSD has replaced a HDD?

    I have recently replaced the HDD in my Windows 10 laptop with a SSD. As I understand it, Windows periodically runs a defragmentation in the background on a HDD. However, SSD drives do not require defragmenting and running such a tool can shorten the life
    of a SSD.

    The SSD was a clone of the HDD and not a new installation. Will Windows 10 recognize that the laptop now has a SSD and stop its background defragmentation or do I need to take specific steps to prevent this activity occurring on the SSD? If I need to take
    action please advise on the steps I should take.

    Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.
     
    Grangeland, Nov 6, 2018
    #2
  3. Onkar HN Win User
    Installing OS on SSD that's already on a HDD

    Hi there,

    I heard that copying/moving OS from drive to drive isn't good. I just bought a SSD for my Freshly build PC which has Windows 10 Home installed on HDD, Now I'm willing to Install Windows on SSD for great performance.

    I have some questions:

    1) How do I install OS on SSD whiles it's still active on HDD?

    2) How to install it? (I have Windows 10 USB drive)

    3) How to enable SSD in UEFI BIOS?

    4) Will I lose my data on partitions of HDD?

    5) Will 120 GB space of my SSD cause any problem while updating Windows?

    6) After install, Would I need to contact MSFT for that 'loong' code to activate Windows? (I had to contact for that code when I reinstalled Windows on my PC from My Laptop!)

    And a off-topic question:

    How to rename (Re letter) a Partition? I've Optical drive names 'D' and it's between my 'C' and 'E' drive partition.
     
    Onkar HN, Nov 6, 2018
    #3
  4. jr1107 Win User

    Unable to activate my OS after replacing HDD with SSD.

    Upgrading from HDD to SSD on Windows 10

    Hi,

    I am planning to upgrade my current HDD (on my laptop) to a Samsung Evo SSD and I have some queries regarding the process. I am aware of the whole media creating process but I'd just wanna know if there would be any activation issues. I believe these are
    the steps involved.

    1. Download the media creation tool. (Please confirm which one)

    2. Replace HDD by SSD.

    3. Boot from USB Drive and install on SSD. (It should not ask for a license)

    4. Install all drivers.

    Is this it? Did I miss any step?

    Thank you
     
    jr1107, Nov 6, 2018
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