Windows 10: Windows 7 HDD in enclosure on Windows 10 SSD machine

Discus and support Windows 7 HDD in enclosure on Windows 10 SSD machine in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a HDD from an old laptop yes the HDD is in good condition that ran windows 7. I pulled it out to upgrade to a larger drive years ago. I forgot I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Kevin.Moore, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:12 PM.

  1. Windows 7 HDD in enclosure on Windows 10 SSD machine


    I have a HDD from an old laptop yes the HDD is in good condition that ran windows 7. I pulled it out to upgrade to a larger drive years ago. I forgot I had it and believe I have a file on there that I have not been able to locate anywhere else. I now have a newer machine that has a solid state drive so I cannot just unplug the new drive plug the old HDD in and pull the files onto a USB so I am using a drive enclosure. My computer recognizes it and even identifies the brand and details of the drive but it is not accessible. Does anyone have a reason to why and a workaround? I really want to explore this drive.


    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Hi guys,
    Okay, so I wanted to know, I currently have a pc at home with a paid Windows 7 installed. I am getting a new computer either Friday or Monday with an SSD. Seeing as I want Windows 10 now and not 7 and I want it on my SSD how to I get to do this. I already downloaded a Windows 10 file in order to make one of my flash drives eligible for a windows 10 installation.

    Will it be possible for me to just install windows 10 on the new SSD with this flash drive using my Windows 7 key, whilst my original windows 7 is still installed on the old Hard drive. And if it is how to I go about deleting my old OS from the HDD, seeing as I also want to use that HDD in my new pc, without formatting all the games I have on it currently?

    Thank you in advance
     
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    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.
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  4. Windows 7 HDD in enclosure on Windows 10 SSD machine

    Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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