Windows 10: Best way to Transfer Win 10 1709 disk to another box


  1. Posts : 92
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
       20 Nov 2017 #1

    Best way to Transfer Win 10 1709 disk to another box


    Hi,

    I have been having update and other problems with 10 and even with all the great Ten Forum help, Win will not update.

    I would like to explore the possibility of moving the o/s disk into another box I have as I believe the problem is not with Win itself but with the older box and drivers.

    What do I need to do to make this happen please?

    I have so many programs in it I cannot even think of a new fresh install and re installing these programs.

    I see this as a plan, to at least to see if it is the box.

    Thanks
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  2.    20 Nov 2017 #2

    If what you have on that drive is really important, and it sounds like it is, I would put a new drive in the second computer, and clone the original disk to the new drive. Unless the second computer already has a digital license for that same version of Windows, it will deactivate.

    Otherwise, just move the physical drive over and let Windows 10 adjust itself to the new hardware.
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  3. Posts : 92
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       21 Nov 2017 #3

    Thank you for the help.

    I have just found out the 2nd box does actually have a clean unused version of Win 10 on its drive. It is totally acceptable to the latest 10.

    I guess I can clone the orig Win drive to yet another free drive then replace it in the 2nd box to see if it accepts the change.

    This will leave me with a box without any o/s drive and a free Win 10 drive.

    If the move works I can maybe update the orig box then use the free Win 10 drive in it.

    Sounds a bit confusing but at least it will give me my programs etc in a good working box.

    oz
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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