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Discus and support Windows 10 pro on new SSD and leaveWindows 7 Pro on HDD while migrating files? Can both OS... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have an older Dell Optiplex 790 with a quad-core i5 - a really great machine and a great chassis. I have chosen to update/upgrade it rather than just... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by beckyb12, Aug 9, 2019.

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    Windows 10 pro on new SSD and leaveWindows 7 Pro on HDD while migrating files? Can both OS...


    I have an older Dell Optiplex 790 with a quad-core i5 - a really great machine and a great chassis. I have chosen to update/upgrade it rather than just purchasing something new - which is not in our budget right now.


    Is is possible to clean install the Windows 10 Professional on the newly acquired 1T Crucial SSD but LEAVE Windows 7 Professional fully operational on the 1T WD Blue HDD currently operating in the computer?


    I don't want to just do a disk image and move EVERYthing over to the new drive. My ultimate goal is to run the "new" OS (10 pro) and load all of my software on the SSD and save my files on the HDD. It's going to be a lengthy process because I have 3 (sadly, yes, 3) computers (one Dell laptop, one MacBook Air, and the Optiplex 790 Mini Tower that ALL need to be gone through, files weeded out, updated, etc. - PLUS I want to ensure that my software all works properly with Windows 10 Professional - which I still do not like as well as Windows 7 professional.


    Can anyone answer these questions? I have been able to LOAD my purchased copy of Windows 10 Pro on the Crucial SSD - BUT it doesn't see the internet, doesn't connect with our homegroup, etc. I figure that there are ports and resources that are only available to ONE predominant OS per computer.


    Many thanks,


    beckyb12

    :)
     
    beckyb12, Aug 9, 2019
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  2. migrate(easiest) or reinstall win 10 pro on ssd...?

    I had win 81 pro and upgraded to 10 pro... hdd...

    Now plan to migrate to ssd... what is best...?

    migrate(easiest) or reinstall win 10 pro on ssd...(hardest) ?
     
    Lse123polis, Aug 9, 2019
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  3. migrate(easiest) or reinstall win 10 pro on ssd...?

    This thread is now far off the OP, which was

    I had win 81 pro and upgraded to 10 pro... hdd...

    Now plan to migrate to ssd... what is best...?

    migrate(easiest) or reinstall win 10 pro on ssd...(hardest) ?
     
    Cbarnhorst, Aug 9, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 pro on new SSD and leaveWindows 7 Pro on HDD while migrating files? Can both OS...

    Migration OS to a new SSD

    I have a 1 TB HDD whit Win 10 home. Yesterday i bought a new 500 Gb SSD and I would know how i can migrate only mine OS and not all my file. Is it possible? how i can do it? A friend told me i can install windows 10 from the Microsoft site for free, and
    put my product key of the os of the old hdd in this new ssd. Is it true? Because i can't find this.
     
    igorcasciotti, Aug 9, 2019
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