Question Changing systems.

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Hi guys, i'm building my first PC, I'm using everything new except my SSD/HDD.

What do i need to do before actually start building, with ssd/hdd.
Like deleting drivers, and how to transfer windows(i bought the windows 7, then took the free upgrade to 10, i'm assuming i can transfer it).
Do i need to do anything else?


Thank you
 
Dec 23, 2019
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at one point you could use a windows 7 key to activate windows 10. not sure if its still doable but i did it like a week ago and it worked.
 
Dec 10, 2019
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I thought retail versions could be changed between systems.
Acording to google, could my stupid ass, doesnt know.
Something like using a slmgr on old system, to desactivate windows, then using on new system..

but idk
 

zyh1987

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i know this sounds crazy, but you could try to just connect the drive to your new system.

OS will try to pick up the new devices. worst case, you reinstall windows. but if everything works out. you keep all your files.
 

USAFRet

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For the actual installed OS, a clean install on the new hardware is strongly recommended, usually required.

 

NightHawkRMX

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i know this sounds crazy, but you could try to just connect the drive to your new system.

OS will try to pick up the new devices. worst case, you reinstall windows. but if everything works out. you keep all your files.
No. You want a fresh install.

Fresh install os always reccomended when swapping platform's. Can have driver or other conflicts with software otherwise.
 

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