Question Moving Win10 SSD C: Drive to new computer

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I want to upgrade to a new computer without reinstalling all my software. Windows 10 with all my apps is on my SSD C: Drive. Is there a way to install it in the new computer and have it boot properly? My current system is AMD based; the new one is Intel.
 

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I want to upgrade to a new computer without reinstalling all my software. Windows 10 with all my apps is on my SSD C: Drive. Is there a way to install it in the new computer and have it boot properly? My current system is AMD based; the new one is Intel.
That is highly unlikely to work.

Moving a drive wit the OS to a new system has 3 basic outcomes:
  1. It boots up just fine
  2. It fails completely
  3. It boots up, but you're chasing issues for weeks.
I've seen all 3.
The greater the difference between the old and the new, the less likely it is to work.

Yours, I predict #2.
 

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I want to upgrade to a new computer without reinstalling all my software. Windows 10 with all my apps is on my SSD C: Drive. Is there a way to install it in the new computer and have it boot properly? My current system is AMD based; the new one is Intel.
99 times out of 100, a full, fresh reinstall is the best practice and strongly recommended. Yours does not appears to be the exception to the rule. Windows installs are not modular in this way; it's a giant gamble whether it will work or not you slap an old install into a new PC and even if it appears to be working, you can have a whole gamut of issues, from poor performance to driver issues popping up for months, seemingly at random. Anything worth doing is worth doing correctly.
 

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Thanks for the reply. So there's no alternative to completely reinstalling all my apps?

QUOTE="DSzymborski, post: 21147915, member: 426945"]
99 times out of 100, a full, fresh reinstall is the best practice and strongly recommended. Yours does not appears to be the exception to the rule. Windows installs are not modular in this way; it's a giant gamble whether it will work or not you slap an old install into a new PC and even if it appears to be working, you can have a whole gamut of issues, from poor performance to driver issues popping up for months, seemingly at random. Anything worth doing is worth doing correctly.
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Thanks for the reply. So there's no alternative to completely reinstalling all my apps?
Given that level of change - New install of everything. OS and all applications.

For the OS activation, read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-build-1607-and-activation.2786960/


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Thank you!

Given that level of change - New install of everything. OS and all applications.

For the OS activation, read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-build-1607-and-activation.2786960/


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