Windows 10: Can I use a clone of my drive in my wife's computer??

  1.    24 May 2018 #1

    Can I use a clone of my drive in my wife's computer??


    I just put a SSD in my computer and the difference was pretty dramatic.
    I tried to do the same with my wife's, but her partitians were laid out oddly and wouldn't transfer, so I had to make one much smaller. It had to reboot to do that, and when it did, Windows simultaneously did an update.
    Apparently you can't do that, because it corrupted the system files.

    I was able to get all her data off. Nothing worked to fix the disk, so I did a system restore. Turns out the original system is W7. I know you can upgrade it, but it doesn't look like fun, and I would then have to download all the software again. And I would have to make a second pass at the SSD. (this time I would ignore the system restore partitian; I think that would solve that problem.)

    So... I stuck in a SSD that was a clone of my system and stuck it in. It SEEMS to work fine.
    Am I all set, or will I find problems in the future? I expected it to tell me my Windows was illegal, but it seems okay with it. Is it, or will hit me in the head later on?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    25 May 2018 #2

    As long as you update drivers, it should all be OK. It kept the license because W10 was already installed on that machine even if it was upgraded from W7.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    25 May 2018 #3

    CountMike said: View Post
    As long as you update drivers, it should all be OK. It kept the license because W10 was already installed on that machine even if it was upgraded from W7.
    In all probability, drivers are fine - Windows 10 is really good at resolving drivers. Worth checking though in device manager.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    27 May 2018 #4

    There should be a place writing the license code on the installation disc of your wife's computer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    28 May 2018 #5

    Dlambert said: View Post
    There should be a place writing the license code on the installation disc of your wife's computer.
    OP has already activated it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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