Message in Windows 10 activation needed after new Pc build


  1. Posts : 31
    windows 10
       #1

    Message in Windows 10 activation needed after new Pc build


    I have had to buy a new license as I cant use windows on hold drive but my new hard drive is not showing on This Pc,however when checking in the Bios it is listed. is this because there are no programmes on it.It is a New type Hybrid drive with no Jumpers on it ? I hope I have explained my problem properly.
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  2. proudtobegreek's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    W8 Pro 64bit
       #2

    Hello there,is a letter assigned to that drive?Check Windows explorer under manage...
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  3. Antilope's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    I don't think the drive will show up in Windows Explorer, or have a drive letter assigned to it, unless it has been partitioned. If it's just a raw new drive it will only show up in bios. It should show up during the Windows install, however, at which time you can either manually partition the drive or allow Windows to partition it. If it is attached to the computer as a secondary drive, rather than the primary drive, you can access it, partition it, format it and assign a drive letter to the new drive in Windows Disk Management.
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  4. lx07's Avatar
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    2004
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    Go to command prompt and type diskpart then list disk

    Code:
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10240
    
    Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: KHB-HU04127
    
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          113 GB   618 MB        *
      Disk 1    Online          931 GB   508 MB        *
    then see if you can see your disk. Hopefully you can identify it by its size.

    If so select it and display any partitions.

    Code:
    DISKPART> select disk 1
    
    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> list partition
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    System             200 MB    20 KB
      Partition 2    Primary            600 GB   200 MB
      Partition 3    Primary             99 GB   600 GB
      Partition 4    Primary             44 GB   700 GB
    
    DISKPART>
    At this point you have either identified your disk and partition or not.

    If you have just type select partition 2 (or whatever number) and then assign letter=k (or whatever letter you want). You'll then be able to see it in file explorer.

    Code:
    DISKPART> select partition 2
    
    Partition 2 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> assign letter=k
    
    DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.
    
    DISKPART>
    If you cant see the disk with list disk then your Windows can do nothing with it.
    If you can see it but list partition shows nothing then you need to format it.

    In any case post the results.
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  5. Posts : 31
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Problem solved as new hard drive is shown in this Pc


    Antilope said:
    I don't think the drive will show up in Windows Explorer, or have a drive letter assigned to it, unless it has been partitioned. If it's just a raw new drive it will only show up in bios. It should show up during the Windows install, however, at which time you can either manually partition the drive or allow Windows to partition it. If it is attached to the computer as a secondary drive, rather than the primary drive, you can access it, partition it, format it and assign a drive letter to the new drive in Windows Disk Management.
    Thankyou very much as your advice solved my problem I have installed my new license on my new hard drive and formatted the old one many thanks.
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