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If I get an SSD is there a way to easily migrate Windows 10 onto it?

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User Info: MabinogiFan

MabinogiFan
4 months ago#21
When I boot up a Win10 install from my flash drive, is it going to prompt me to enter a product key?

User Info: k debonair

k debonair
4 months ago#22
yes, but just select to skip it. when windows loads for the first time, it will automatically activate with your old key.
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User Info: DiviDude

DiviDude
4 months ago#23
ApexMjolnir posted...
JUST USE THE DANG MIGRATION TOOLS THAT MICROSOFT HAS!!!

stop telling this kid to fresh install everything.


TC seems to be a big fan of taking s***ty advice.

User Info: Monopoman

Monopoman
4 months ago#24
EvilGiygas posted...
MabinogiFan posted...
Could I use software such as MiniTool Partition Wizard to migrate Windows from my HDD to my SSD easily? I'd really like to avoid backing up my HDD, reformatting it, and transferring all my files back onto it if an easier solution exists.

I thought the same way until I had some issues mirroring from my previous SSD. Fresh format and install is the way to go so you don't run into any issues.

Yep 100% save yourself the potential headaches down the line just format and reinstall. You can save all the important files like save games or important documents before you do it.
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User Info: rx54

rx54
4 months ago#25
ITT: a lot of people fearing what they dont understand and recommending fresh installs

It's like people who use DDU every single time they update the driver thinking they're savvy when they're actually wasting their time unless they're having problems
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User Info: ApexMjolnir

ApexMjolnir
4 months ago#26
Monopoman posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
MabinogiFan posted...
Could I use software such as MiniTool Partition Wizard to migrate Windows from my HDD to my SSD easily? I'd really like to avoid backing up my HDD, reformatting it, and transferring all my files back onto it if an easier solution exists.

I thought the same way until I had some issues mirroring from my previous SSD. Fresh format and install is the way to go so you don't run into any issues.

Yep 100% save yourself the potential headaches down the line just format and reinstall. You can save all the important files like save games or important documents before you do it.


You mean confront the headaches HEAD-ON by causing them yourself, rather than them accidentally happening randomly 10 years from now?

Some of the WORST PC advice comes from these boards. I'm assuming you all have stockpiles of hardware that is "BROKEN" simply because you never figured out how to get it to work.

I have an XPS i3 sitting in my room collecting dust simply because there is no reason to plug it in. But I guarantee it works better than the majority of these fools computers, simply because I understand how they work.

I am willing to bet that at least 6 of the people in this thread that have given you bad advice, have at least one laptop with a broken screen. I'm willing to bet that its been broken for over a year, full of porn, and has Minecraft installed on it.

My bet is that they simply don't know how to replace the screen, or how to connect it to a monitor.
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User Info: Rhyten

Rhyten
4 months ago#27
rx54 posted...
ITT: a lot of people fearing what they dont understand and recommending fresh installs

It's like people who use DDU every single time they update the driver thinking they're savvy when they're actually wasting their time unless they're having problems

A fresh install of Windows from time to time helps. Not saying to do it on a routine, but he might as well.
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hellmasterp
4 months ago#28
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026265/windows-windows-easy-transfer-is-not-available-in-windows-10
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User Info: MabinogiFan

MabinogiFan
4 months ago#29
Would the Magician software that comes with Samsung Sata SSDs be a good migration tool? What does migration software do exactly? Transfer Windows files between hard disks?

User Info: ApexMjolnir

ApexMjolnir
4 months ago#30
MabinogiFan posted...
Would the Magician software that comes with Samsung Sata SSDs be a good migration tool? What does migration software do exactly? Transfer Windows files between hard disks?

I can tell you that the answer is already in this thread... SEE Post #8
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