1.    08 Dec 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 re-installation sequence for new SSD drive


    What is the ideal order of steps (and steps themselves) to install a new 250g SSD drive, and have windows 10 run on it, but leave my current mechanical HD that has windows 10 currently on it in the pc as well for my content, etc?
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  2.    09 Dec 2016 #2
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    1. Unplug current hard drive.
    2. Install new SSD, connect to SATA port the hard drive was connected to.
    3. Boot computer from Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD.
    4. Install Windows 10 to SSD.
    5. Connect old hard to next available SATA port.
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  3.    09 Dec 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    1. Unplug current hard drive.
    2. Install new SSD, connect to SATA port the hard drive was connected to.
    3. Boot computer from Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD.
    4. Install Windows 10 to SSD.
    5. Connect old hard to next available SATA port.
    thanks! forgot to also ask, will the BIOS need updating before I do this? it's an American Megatrends on an Asus P755...something something motherboard dated 2009
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  4.    09 Dec 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitz View Post
    thanks! forgot to also ask, will the BIOS need updating before I do this? it's an American Megatrends on an Asus P755...something something motherboard dated 2009

    scratch that...it's a done deal now, with Asus easy windows BIOS updater ...something else I thought of though, does it matter when in those 5 steps I delete/wipe the old windows 10 on the mechanical drive or can it be done lastly whenever?
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  5.    09 Dec 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitz View Post
    scratch that...it's a done deal now, with Asus easy windows BIOS updater ...something else I thought of though, does it matter when in those 5 steps I delete/wipe the old windows 10 on the mechanical drive or can it be done lastly whenever?
    Does not matter. I would wait in case you need a special driver for hardware you can pull it from the old installation on the Hard Drive after you connect it. And if for some reason you can't get Windows installed on the SSD, you have the old hard drive installation to fall back on until you figure it out.
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  6.    09 Dec 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Does not matter. I would wait in case you need a special driver for hardware you can pull it from the old installation on the Hard Drive after you connect it. And if for some reason you can't get Windows installed on the SSD, you have the old hard drive installation to fall back on until you figure it out.
    awesome, thanks again
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  7.    10 Dec 2016 #7
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    SSD Transfer.docx
    See my guide in case you want to transfer your current installation to the SSD.
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