Windows 10: I need to perform an install on new drive - what problems will occur?

  1.    17 Feb 2016 #1

    I need to perform an install on new drive - what problems will occur?


    I have to do an install of Windows 10. It was only a few days ago I just installed to a hdd. The hdd is clearly screwed at a certain point. I copied a load of stuff to it and it is now totally locked into doing something. Whatever it is trying to figure out - I have seen it do it before. Just to cut a long story short - I am about to install win10 to a new drive. ssd incidentally.

    do I need to completely format over that disk partition with win 10 on it before doing a new install on the new drive? What I am asking is whether it will refuse to license it if it detects another win10 on the system. Just that portion of the disk is screwed but I have stuff on different parts of that disk that are fine... They can stay. I will simply consider that partition out of bounds from now on.

    any advice?
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  2.    17 Feb 2016 #2

    Disconnect the old hard drive. Clean install Windows 10 to the SSD with only the SSD connected. Click skip, do this later or I don't have a product key when asked for a product key. After Windows 10 is up and running on the SSD, then reconnect the old hard drive as your second drive.
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  3.    17 Feb 2016 #3

    I cannot believe I just did this but I went and put the key in - it is installing now. It was impatience. I should have checked but I just jumped right in. I completely removed that old drive though. I was actually going to do what you said - reconnect it after and try to format that section.

    i am kind of in damage control mode now! Do you think I will need to phone them and resolve it? Do they have operators on the line or is it automated?

    It it is a completely legit copy. It was just a completely bad hdd it was on.
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  4.    17 Feb 2016 #4

    Cheesus t said: View Post
    I cannot believe I just did this but I went and put the key in - it is installing now. It was impatience. I should have checked but I just jumped right in. I completely removed that old drive though. I was actually going to do what you said - reconnect it after and try to format that section.

    i am kind of in damage control mode now! Do you think I will need to phone them and resolve it? Do they have operators on the line or is it automated?

    It it is a completely legit copy. It was just a completely bad hdd it was on.
    It is perfectly acceptable to reinstall Windows 10 on a new drive.
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