1.    23 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 32
    windows 10

    can i install win 10 from hdd to another hdd?


    i just bought new hdd and i want to install win 10 on it. i have a working win 10 and win 10 iso, can i just install win 10 to my other hard drive without usb or dvd?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    23 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,193
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    With both HD's connected to the PC. Install Macrium Reflect Free then run. Select the HD with Windows OS running, click on clone this disk. A windows will popup, select the new HD as destination drive.

    NOTE: The destination drive must be larger or equal in size.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	a.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	402.4 KB 
ID:	39014
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    23 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    but i want clean install for the new hard drive
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    23 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,550
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by TheViper View Post
    but i want clean install for the new hard drive
    The easiest, BY FAR, way to do that will be to create a Windows 10 install USB or DVD to boot from using the ISO you have and to have only the new hard drive connected during the installation. The reason is in order to do a clean install on the new hard drive, without booting from an Install USB or DVD, you will have to have a compatible operating system to mount the iso file in and run setup.exe from it. You can point the setup to the new hard drive and it will do a clean install to it, but what will happen is instead of putting the boot files onto the new hard drive as a standalone drive capable of booting itself, it will create a dual boot setup by updating the boot files on the old hard drive.

    Unless your goal is that you want to end up with a dual boot situation.

    Once you end up with a dual boot situation, it is possible to create the boot files on the new hard drive to make it a standalone boot device, but that is an extra step that I can only get to work after a couple of trial and error attempts.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    23 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    ok i will just use usb
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    23 Sep 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,550
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by TheViper View Post
    ok i will just use usb
    When it asks you for a product key (assuming Windows 10), click the tiny text for "skip" or "do this later". Will have to skip or do this later two or three times during the install. Windows 10 is supposed to activate itself based on your previously installation of Windows 10 activation that was stored on Microsoft activation servers.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Clean Install on ROG: Error 0x8007025D (cannot install required files)
Hey guys! I have a new ASUS ROG G751JT-DH72 laptop, and I have been trying to install Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it. It came with Windows 8.1, so I upgraded to 10, then did a clean install of 10. Version was Home 64 bit. That went reasonably...
Installation and Upgrade
Unable to install AMD Catalyst Control Center - install hangs
Hi, I'm running an MSI 280 Gaming 3G in my desktop. I never had trouble installing drivers until I upgraded to 10 from 8.1. I am now unable to install Catalyst Control Center. It gets stuck, as shown in the attached picture, during the...
Graphic Cards
Clean install and automatic video card driver install (nvidia)
Sorry if this has been addressed already (a search didn't yield exactly what I was looking for). I'm planning on doing a clean install of Win10 next weekend after upgrading from 7 x64 Pro. I'm wondering if anybody has a detailed account on what...
Installation and Upgrade
Windows 10 Bad Install/Problems after install/ Black screen issue
Whenever I log on, I get a black screen with a cursor. I can access my files and go online through task manager but my desktop doesn't load up. This has led me to believe that maybe that part of the install went bad and those files were never made...
General Support
Install official ISO 10162- one minor glitch on install
Hi there On install on an HP envy laptop I got the "Just a Moment" Logo at the final stage just going on forever. After about 15 mins I thought well I'll try again. I couldn't even POWER OFF the laptop. I had to open it up and remove the battery...
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:56.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums