Do I still have to uninstall drivers from my Old PC before sysprep?


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    Do I still have to uninstall drivers from my Old PC before sysprep?


    As the title of the question says, do I still have to uninstall all my drivers on my old PC before starting Sysprep so that it won't get BSOD when booting on a new hardware? Both of my PCs were all running Windows 10. I heard that someone on discord told me to just transfer the drive to the new PC running Windows 10.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.985)
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    Windows 10 should not have any problem with existing drivers on new hardware, but I would uninstall only the graphics drivers and whichever driver has an uninstaller on Programs and Features. I would also disable permanently or uninstall the antivirus (if any) and then reinstall it on new hardware to make sure it won't block the updating process and screw Windows. In general you should be able to move Windows 10 installation to similar hardware (from Intel to newer Intel or AMD to AMD) without the need to sysprep. If it is completely different (Intel to AMD or vice versa) you most likely will get a BSOD. The only Windows 10 installation that is hardware-independent is Windows-to-go but this is intended for Enterprises and you cannot normally do it without a Windows 10 Enterprise installation to start with.
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