Windows 10: Upgrading Windows 10 from hard drive to a solid state drive.

Discus and support Upgrading Windows 10 from hard drive to a solid state drive. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I recently purchased a new laptop with windows 10 operating system, but in that laptop Windows is installed in hard drive and because of that the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AbhigyanDas, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Upgrading Windows 10 from hard drive to a solid state drive.


    I recently purchased a new laptop with windows 10 operating system, but in that laptop Windows is installed in hard drive and because of that the overall performance of the system is very poor. So I decided to upgrade windows from hard drive to a solid state drive SSD.So what should I do? Should I clone my original windows from hard drive to solid state drive with any third party software or should I download an ISO image file of windows 10 from Microsoft’s website and then afterwards transfer the windows product key to it?And after doing all that stuff should I delete my original windows wh

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    AbhigyanDas, Sep 19, 2021
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  2. BTC55 Win User

    Upgrading to a solid state drive

    I am considering upgrading to a Solid State Drive.

    I have two basic questions that I hope someone can help me with.

    • I am running Windows 10 Professional. It was the free upgrade offered for Win 7 users. If I upgrade will I have any problems reinstalling/switching to the new SSD? Is there anything I should be aware of before upgrading?
    • I have upgraded hard drives many times over the years but this is my first Solid State upgrade. In the past I was always upgrading to a larger drive. Drive software always allowed me to clone to a larger drive. This time, I will be using a smaller SSD for
      my operating system, 250 GB. My current Sata drive is 1 Tb. How do I proceed? If I simply install the smaller SSD, how do I get windows 10 on the drive? Do I install my original Windows 7 operating system and upgrade again? Will that work again? Or is there
      a way to get the Win 10 license key and install Win 10 and use that key. If so, how do I get that key.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    BTC
     
    BTC55, Sep 19, 2021
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  3. Moving windows from a hard drive to a solid state drive

    i have windows 10 installed on my 1tb western digital blue hdd right now it. My computer came with windows 10 pre installed and id like to move it from the hard drive it originally came on to a solid state drive i bought recently but from what ive gathered
    on apparently for some reason there is no way to just transfer all windows files from my hard drive to my solid state so that i am able to boot windows from my solid state. so from what ive gathered the best way to do this would be to reinstall windows and
    choose my solid state as the download location. but i do not have a windows disk as my computer came with windows pre installed so i believe id have to use the windows media creation tool and either burn it to a disk or create a usb. but i do not have a product
    key to activate windows after doing so because my windows is from the OEM so im wondering if i will have to activate my windows or will it automatically recognize that my computer has an OEM key attached to it. there is no sticker or card that came with the
    computer so i assume the key is attached to my hardware someway or another. so if i use the media creation tool to create a usb for a clean windows 10 install to my solid state will i have to activate windows or will it be automatic and can i keep all my other
    files on my hard drive with no problems? this is a very confusing just to get windows from one drive to another, i just want to be able to boot from my solid state, will i have to redownload programs if the are already on my hard drive? i plan to keep the
    hard drive for storage and just put a few things including my OS onto the solid state, for reference my hard drive is a 1tb WD blue and my solid state is a crucial mx500 500gb my computer is an hp omen 870-224
     
    intelisbetter, Sep 19, 2021
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  4. Upgrading Windows 10 from hard drive to a solid state drive.

    SSD is reported as "Hard Disk Drive" instead of "Solid Sate Drive" in Windows 10 "Optimise Drives" display,

    Hi,

    I recently cloned my complete Windows 10 installation from a hard drive to a Crucial SSD using the Acronis Cloning software that Crucial supplied. After cloning, I removed the old hard drive and was happy to see that Windows loads fine from the new SDD,
    and everything seemed to be working fine.

    However I have now noticed that the SSD (which is now my 'Drive C:') is still listed as a 'Hard Disk Drive' when I bring up the Defrag and Optimise Drive app and not as "Solid State Drive".

    This is worrying me as I understood that Windows needs to correctly recognise the drive as a solid state drive in order to apply the correct optimisation policies.

    My question is how can I make Wiondows 10 correctly treat the drive as a Solid State Drive?

    Regards

    Dave
     
    DavidWilden, Sep 19, 2021
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