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changing hard drives

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  • You can remove the internal hard drive and replace it with a new one and then reinstall windows 10.

    This can be done with a bootable iso:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    It's nice timing for that as the new version of Windows is rolling out this month.

    So instead of installing the current edition, 1607, and then updating you can try to install the new version 1703.

    In the link below it indicates that the license is with the same version.  So you may need to install the 1607 and then update to the creaters upgrade (1703).

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-windows_install/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-creators-update/74dbfd8a-d36b-4939-bc24-e99bf9374fe7

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant



    Friday, April 07, 2017 8:49 PM
  • You could use something like Acronis True Image to copy the contents from one drive to a new one.

    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide Windows 10 IoT Enterprise - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com

    Friday, April 07, 2017 9:16 PM
  • Is there anyway I can transfer my windows 10 from my old hard drive to a new one? 

    Please read this article from Microsoft :

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change

    excerpt:
    In Windows 10 (Version 1607 or later), you can link your Microsoft account to the Windows 10 digital license on your device. This can help you reactivate Windows using the Activation troubleshooter if you make a significant hardware change later, such as replacing the motherboard.


    Friday, April 07, 2017 9:50 PM
  • Firstly, we need to reinstall system if we change the hard drive.

    You could create a system image to backup your current system configurations and files, it’s convenient to recover system via your recovery drive.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/239312/how-to-restore-system-image-backups-on-windows-7-8-and-10/

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Regards


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    Monday, April 10, 2017 8:06 AM
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