Windows 10: Moving windows 10 OS to new HDD

  1.    20 Dec 2016 #1

    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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       20 Dec 2016 #2

    Use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool. There's s Tutorial here...
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...-download.html
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       20 Dec 2016 #3

    DiBBz said: 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

    bro67 said: 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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       20 Dec 2016 #5

    Steve C said: 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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