[SOLVED] Moving Windows 10 to SSD, Do I have to reinstall drivers?

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I'm going to be transferring my OS from my HDD to SSD, i'm just wondering if my drivers for say my gpu will have to be reinstalled or are the drivers transferred along with the OS.

Also if anybody knows any hassle-free ways/programs to move the OS then that would be great!
 
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If it's cloned correctly and it's staying with the same computer , no need to reinstall drivers.
Thanks for the quick reply, do you recommend any cloning programs. First time doing thing.

And yes it will be in the same PC, just adding an SSD and keeping the old HDD.

Also will the old HDD with windows affect my pc (since there will be 2 windows technically)
 

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Yes you can , only have the SSD attached at the time of install:

Setup a Microsoft Account and link your current PC to it , then backup whatever you want to save and perform a clean install on your new SSD and activate it with your Microsoft account from within windows. Skip the key entry during setup and activate it from within windows with the registered Microsoft Account.

Setup a Windows 10 Account ^

Create a USB installer here ^


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

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpsa5r1LvLg&t=54s
 
Mar 24, 2019
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Yes you can , only have the SSD attached at the time of install:

Setup a Microsoft Account and link your current PC to it , then backup whatever you want to save and perform a clean install on your new SSD and activate it with your Microsoft account from within windows. Skip the key entry during setup and activate it from within windows with the registered Microsoft Account.

Setup a Windows 10 Account ^

Create a USB installer here ^


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

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpsa5r1LvLg&t=54s
Thanks a lot!
So I assume since i'm doing a fresh install I gotta reinstall drivers.
 

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