Question Win10 on SSD to New PC

Will it Work???


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clutchc

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+1^^
I have had success sometimes, failure others. It all depends on how close the old platform was to the new one. W10 has the ability to recover and install necessary drivers better than previous versions. But it is still a 'maybe' situation. Your license may or may not be valid afterwords, tho. And the Registry will be a mess.
 

USAFRet

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If I take my SSD from my old PC and put it in a new system, will it still Boot like normal?
Doing this, there are 3 possible 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.

Need much more info as to the old parts and the new parts.
Where did the WIn 10 license come from?
 

PCMDDOCTORS

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Aug 31, 2015
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Doing this, there are 3 possible 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.

Need much more info as to the old parts and the new parts.
Where did the WIn 10 license come from?

Ok, I have a SSD that had Win7 Ultimate on there. 2 weeks ago I upgraded to 10. I have heard that a SSD with 10 on it can boot in any system. I don't know how true it is. My current specs are:
AMD Phenom II x6 1055T (Stock) I don't overclock anything.
MSI 970 Gaming Mobo AM3+ Socket
2x4GB DDR3 666mhz
480GB Mushkin SSD
Asus Radeon HD 6670 1GB GPU

My new Specs:

AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Gigabyte B450 Aorus M MATX
2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 3200mhz
Seagate Barracuda 4TB 3.5" 5400rpm
ASRock Radeon RX 570 4GB Phantom Gaming D
Cooler Master Master Case H500
EVGA BQ 500w PSU
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator
I have heard that a SSD with 10 on it can boot in any system.
You heard wrong. That is not an absolute 100% yes.

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


For the actual operation, with that level of change, you should really prepare for a full wipe and reinstall.
It might magically boot up. But it might not.
 

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