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Question Windows 7 to Windows 10 Data Transfer

Jul 6, 2020
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Dear community,

After 4.5 years of amazing service my MB and CPU finally gave up. The OS was Windows 7.

I am now upgrading the parts to be compatible with one another and Windows 10 so a new MB, CPU, DDR and GPU.

Questions is, as I cant boot up my current build, I cant save or transfer any files etc so how will I now access my HDD to retrieve my data? I am planning to use a SSD for Windows 10 and my HDD is functioning fine and that has Windows 7 on.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
 
Install Win 10 and make sure that the SSD is your boot drive. After that is done you should be able to plug your HDD into the new computer and access the data you require. Then once all the data is copied you can format the old HDD and use it in the new system.
 
Jul 6, 2020
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Thank you so much for the reply! Sorry for what may appear as a stupid question, once the HDD is formatted, Windows 7 will automatically be erased? I can then use the SSD as my boot drive and my HDD for storage?

Thanks!
 

USAFRet

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For the Win 10 install, have ONLY the SSD connected.

Later, connect the HDD and see what you can retrieve from it.
 

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