Windows 10: How to set up new Windows 10 Pro PC with separate hard drives

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    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       04 Jul 2017 #11

    I've had my current main desktop PC since 2009 and it came with Win 7 which I upgraded to Pro. I used PCMover to migrate my programs from a Dell 8600 laptop. It did a good job migrating and actually too good, as it also migrated a bunch of programs I didn't choose for migration, so I had to uninstall them which probably created a lot of leftover files. All was fine until about 2013 when it had a sudden and major OS corruption problem, which is when I found SevenForums and was saved. The problems of late didn't really start until I upgraded to Win 10. I used to be able to troubleshoot things in Safe Mode and I don't think Win 10 has than anymore. TenForums saved me once again when my stock HDD began to fail. I found valuable software with Hard Drive Sentinel. It's excellent at monitoring and alerting about your HDD for weak sectors to bad sectors, specs etc. It will even tell you what files are in a failing sector if Windows wasn't able to relocate them. Another very useful and money saving tool I discovered out of my PC crisis' is the Cavalry external dual dock and duplicator. Around $25 now. You just drop and swap HDDs into it for backup and the duplicator slot 2 allows making a copy/clone of the HDD in slot 1. So should your system drive with your backup software get corrupted to where the software won't successfully create a clone, just take the local HDD out and make a copy of it with the the dock onto a new HDD. It does it much faster than a software clone too.

    My new PC arrived yesterday. I feel like a kid on the first day of a school year with a clean notebook. I don't think I'll use PC Mover this time and just install the programs I use most as needed. Computers have been a real headache for me sometimes, but very educational. I read that the upcoming Win 10 Creative update is problematic and is best to get it pre-installed. I don't think it is pre-installed but I couldn't wait anymore. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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  2.    04 Jul 2017 #12

    You can get latest cumulative update from here:
    Microsoft Update Catalog
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