1.    07 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10 installed on old HDD and new SSD, willl it cause problems ?


    I have recently bought a Samsung 250G SSD and installed windows on it and still have my old harddrive, it was kind of in a spur of the moment thing and I did not export some settings from certain applications dont have conf files that I can copyto the new SSD and require me to login to Windows and open the application to get to the export settings option. so my question is..

    What happens when insert my old HHD and boot into windows ? should I do it with my modem and wifi off ?
    Is it possible to keep both OS's on SSD and HDD working with no problem ?

    My fear is that I log into my old HDD and it deactivates my new Windows install on the SSD and says its pirated or illegal version or worse, locks me out.

    I have Windows 10 Pro and its activation is linked to my Microsoft account.
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  2.    07 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    You won't have any issues with activation since it is the same computer. It does violate the EULA to have 2 copies of Windows installed with only 1 license (product key), though. Having only 1 of the drives connected at a time would not violate the EULA.

    I've played round robin with HDDs and SSDs around various computers before and as long as that computer had a digital license for that version of Windows 10 stored on MS activation servers, there was never an issue with activation.
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