Question Recovering Data Off Old Boot Drive After Installing Windows On New NVME

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So, here's the deal. I made this post about trying to boot off of my old drive and trying to keep the original configuration. The original post can be found here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/upgrading-components-and-trying-to-book-off-old-boot-drive.3652495/

My new question is, since I am moving forward from that theory, and going to go ahead and download Window's onto the NVME drive that I just purchased. However, will I be able to recover any data that was on the old SSD boot drive? If so, how?

If not, I will move on with my life not knowing what will never be seen on the measly 250gb SSD.

Thanks for all responses and help in advance! Cheers! :giggle:
 

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How would I do this? Thanks for your advice 😁
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

Install the OS on the new drive, with ONLY that drive connected.
Get it all running.


Later, reconnect your old drive.

Navigate around in that drive, and see what happens.
If those files are in the Libraries, the permissions on those are locked to your old User. Even if you have the same user, it is a different NTFS account
So, it will prompt you "You currently don't have access"
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/take-ownership-folder-windows-10-using-file-explorer

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3841-add-take-ownership-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-ownership-files-and-folders-windows-10
 
Mar 20, 2020
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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

Install the OS on the new drive, with ONLY that drive connected.
Get it all running.


Later, reconnect your old drive.

Navigate around in that drive, and see what happens.
If those files are in the Libraries, the permissions on those are locked to your old User. Even if you have the same user, it is a different NTFS account
So, it will prompt you "You currently don't have access"
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/take-ownership-folder-windows-10-using-file-explorer

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3841-add-take-ownership-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-ownership-files-and-folders-windows-10
I’ll keep you updated. Installing windows now 👍🏼
 

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