Windows 10: Cloned drive to new pc possible?

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       30 Sep 2016 #11

    Because I convinced the M$ CS lady that I was moving my Windows 8 license to a new Mac, I was granted the new key she said. I was a bit surprised and thankful at the same time that the porting went quite smooth. Great customer service by M$!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  2.    05 Nov 2016 #12

    Sorry its been awhile since first posting Ive been waiting on pc coming.After getting advice from above posters, on getting my new pc, i contacted Microsoft and they activated my cloned drive which i had taken from my old pc and inserted it to the new pc. the outcome is i have my windows 10 drive on my new computer and its activated and running sweet.
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  3.    05 Nov 2016 #13

    mcgoo said: View Post
    Sorry its been awhile since first posting Ive been waiting on pc coming.After getting advice from above posters, on getting my new pc, i contacted Microsoft and they activated my cloned drive which i had taken from my old pc and inserted it to the new pc. the outcome is i have my windows 10 drive on my new computer and its activated and running sweet.
    That's good to hear. Glad everything worked out and your computer is running good and activated.
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  4.    06 Nov 2016 #14

    mcgoo said: View Post
    Any thought or help for above appreciated before i buy a new pc..
    Sometimes the install will boot in the new PC, and sometimes it will not. With Windows 7, I used to install a third party SATA card in the original machine and install the drivers before the transfer. Then, I'd install the drive and the SATA card in the new machine and boot with the drive connected to the SATA card. Windows would boot and I would update the drivers as needed, and then shut down the machine and remove the SATA card. I am not sure if this will work with Windows 10 or not.

    Before the free upgrade ended last summer, I installed a hard drive with a temporary copy of a Windows 10 installation (for an EVGA board) into a Dell Studio 540s. It booted and the drivers loaded, but it was not activated. I entered a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key and it was accepted and the copy activated. Today, with the upgrade offer over, I'd do what you did, and contact Microsoft technical support for a new key.
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