Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on a new SSD

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  1. Posts : 38,347
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #11

    1) Update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)


    2) Open disk management > by default some columns are compressed > widen each Status and Volume > make sure the contents within the parenthesis are in full view and that none of the characters are cutoff > view disk 0 > widen this row as needed so that all of the characters are in full view > post an image into the thread
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

    3) Download and install Minitool Partition Wizard > post an image of the results into this thread
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    4) Indicate
    a) which drives are HD or SSD
    b) whether you want Windows, users folders, and applications on the same or different drives
    c) whether you want the same partition or different partition structure on the new drive
    d) whether you have made backup images or backed up files
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,286
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #12

    Croustibat said:
    Thank you, that makes sense ! I will do a fresh install with new SSD because I'm changing the motherboard / CPU.
    Check your Windows 7 license. Should be fine if you have a retail licence but Windows 10 may not activate if you change to a different motherboard with an OEM licence.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #13

    It all worked nicely, thank you !
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 3,819
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #14

    So what exactly did you do, others still using W7 would like to know.

    We still get a LOT of people upgrading W7 to W10.
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #15

    I upgraded my Windows 7 by following this article.

    Then I deactivated the license with that article.

    And then I did a new Windows 10 install on the new SSD with the same key and license.
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  6. bobkn's Avatar
    Posts : 3,603
    Win 10 X64 Pro 20H2 19042.685
       #16

    Croustibat said:
    I upgraded my Windows 7 by following this article.

    Then I deactivated the license with that article.

    And then I did a new Windows 10 install on the new SSD with the same key and license.
    As far as I know, deactivating Windows on a PC is a waste of time. It does not remove the activation from Microsoft's servers.

    It does no harm, though.

    Any correction to this will be welcome, if I am mistaken.

    (I own Adobe Photoshop CS6. It's the only software I have that has a true deactivation, which resets an activation counter on an Adobe server. PS CS6 is permitted to be installed on 2 PCs from one license.)
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