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Question Migrated a SSD with windows to a new build

ikarihiokami

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So I have a new computer build. I wanted to move my ssd without having to reinstall windows. I tried the sysprep method, but my new PC doesn't see that SSD as a bootable device. I did do a system reset before hand, which uninstalled all my programs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My verson of windows 10 was upgraded from windows 7. It is NOT OEM.
 

ikarihiokami

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And that resulted in the actual boot partition ending up on whatever other drive was in the system.
Move what you think (and is) the C drive, but the boot partition remains on the other drive.

Yes, Windows is stupid like that.
Are you saying, try installing all previous drives to see if it will boot?
 

USAFRet

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Am I just better off doing a clean install? I have a usb for windows 10 from another computer. I have my Windows 10 key. I can always just get my files from the drive after I do a clean install on a new drive. I was just hoping to avoid that.
For a new PC, a clean install is almost always the best option.

 

ikarihiokami

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For a new PC, a clean install is almost always the best option.

You know, the odd thing is, my SSD will still boot in my old PC, by itself. Since I syspreped it, it's making go through the set up again. Just wish I knew why my new PC wouldn't boot it. It saw the SSD.
 

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