SSD OS migration to new CPU/MB

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    SSD OS migration to new CPU/MB

    Hello again all, i have broken down and i am going to do a partial upgraded to my main pc i have gone with

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Retail Wraith Stealth - (AM4/Hex Core/3.40GHz/19MB/65W) - YD2600BBAFBOX: Computers Accessories

    Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C15 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, Black: Corsair: Computers Accessories

    ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING AM4/B450/DDR4/S-ATA 600/ATX Socket Motherboard - Black: Computers Accessories

    and a possible

    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ROG STRIX GAMING Graphics Card + Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Aria PC

    for around 650 pounds, i will be using my old PSU, Corsair 750, SSD Samsung 500G evo, and my old CASE . my question is what is the best way to migrate my current OS thats on a SSD to the new build without doing a fresh install of the OS, i do have an image on a ext drive i would like to make this migration as painless as possible lol

    Thanks in advance
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  2.    #2

    You can simply see what happens if you install and boot from your existing SSD, if I understand you have a valid Win 10 installation on it. Hopefully Win 10 will make adjustments to the drivers for your new hardware.

    Otherwise restore your image using a boot disk for the relevant imaging program and try that.

    You may need to run Startup repair from a Win 10 installation boot disk.

    If you have a retail Win 10 license it's transferable. If OEM, not.

    Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10 | Tutorials
    (see Information and Note sections)

    Meanwhile, as it sounds as if you have repeated problems, I hope you use disk imaging routinely and regularly.
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  3. Posts : 103
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    Hello and thank you for your reply yes i do have a valid win 10 install on it. and i do have a retail win10 licence (upgraded from windows 7). i have not had any issues or problems with my current system build, but i am aware that the migration to a new and different CPU and MB may cause issues with my current OS,

    so if i understand you correctly my current OS (win 10 ) will make the adjustments for the new MB and CPU ? what about the Current existing drivers. would they not conflict with the new drivers for the new and different drivers to my current MB CPU and GPU ?

    i was thinking of doing a clean win10 install and doing a file restore or and image restore

    Thanks in advance
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  4.    #4

    If you search the forum you will find examples of posts where people report success in doing so.
    Hopefully Win 10 will make adjustments to the drivers for your new hardware.
    - all drivers. Yes.

    Alternative approaches: e.g.
    Macrium Redeploy

    Clean install, but a license for the appropriate program version that takes a disk image as source and transposes progs, data etc to a new build. Easeus PC Transpro, Laplink PCMover. 1 use license.

    Doing an image restore of your Windows partition after a clean install is really only meaningful if you have a non-booting Windows configuration where the Windows partition is corrupt in some manner.
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  5. Posts : 103
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    Hello again so i have a look in the forum and found a few past post on migrating to a new CPU and MB

    old post from Kari 29 Dec 2015Windows doesn't need to be reinstalled on the new hardware. It's not only easy but also practical to transfer the HDD / SSD containing an existing Windows installation with all installed software and user data to a new PC.On an elevated command prompt, enter the following command:Code:%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown

    it cant be as easy as that can it ?

    Thanks in advance
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  6.    #6

    Be careful that you understand such a command properly. It may well not do what you want. But using such a command is recommended:
    Sysprep (Generalize) a Windows installation | Microsoft Docs
    Sysprep.exe with or without ?

    Examples of such queries:

    Moving Current HDD with Win10 to another PC (different motherboard) - Windows 10 Forums

    Move Windows 10 to a new PC - Windows 10 Forums

    There are things you can do to prepare for the transfer which remove the current drivers and 'generalise' the image. But it may not be necessary- simplest thing is just to try putting the disk in your new PC, making sure you have adequate backups.

    However- there is one very basic thing to consider- MBR vs UEFI. If you currently use UEFI/GPT- that's great.
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  7. Posts : 103
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    Hello and thank you for your reply since i have 2 separate ext drives with 2 separate C:/ drives image backups and 2 separate file backups so i think i will bite the bullet and install my current SSD HD into my new build and hope that windows 10 finds all the drivers for the new MB,

    i have also downloaded all the drivers for the New MB on to a thumb drive.

    I am currently on a UEFI BIOS.

    Thanks in advance
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  8.    #8

    I did a drive swap from my old desktop to my new desktop and it worked. The only thing I had to do was have Windows update a few drivers. There was two reasons I did a drive swap. One was because the old drive was a SSD and the second was because it takes me days to reinstall all my software and get it setup the way i want it.
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  9. Posts : 103
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    Thread Starter

    Hello and thanks for your info winuser, that is the option i am going to take and hope that i do not run into any major issues

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  10.    #10

    Just make sure you have a backup- clone/disk image, then you should be safe..
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