1.    20 Dec 2016 #1
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    Win10 Home 64bit

    Moving windows 10 OS to new HDD


    hard drive is dying. so wondering how to get W10 on my new HDD. i know the product key is bound via hardware but where would i get the win10 installation files for USB ?
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  2.    20 Dec 2016 #2
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool. There's s Tutorial here...
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...-download.html
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  3.    20 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiBBz View Post
    hard drive is dying. so wondering how to get W10 on my new HDD. i know the product key is bound via hardware but where would i get the win10 installation files for USB ?
    Download the ISO from microsoft.com and install on the new drive, then reinstall everything. There is software out there that will allow you to move the current image over to a new drive. It would mean having to do a sector by sector with the old drive dying.
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  4.    20 Dec 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    Download the ISO from microsoft.com and install on the new drive, then reinstall everything. There is software out there that will allow you to move the current image over to a new drive. It would mean having to do a sector by sector with the old drive dying.
    You don't need to reinstall everything - you can use Macrium Reflect Free to transfer your system to a new disk. See my guide for tips.
    SSD Transfer.docx
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  5.    20 Dec 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    You don't need to reinstall everything - you can use Macrium Reflect Free to transfer your system to a new disk. See my guide for tips.
    SSD Transfer.docx
    Read the last part that I posted.
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