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Can I move SSD w/ OS and HDD w/ programs to new computer without problems?

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June 14, 2014 11:16:48 AM

I have an SSD with Windows 7 and a few programs on it and a HDD with most of my other programs/data on it. I am going to get a new computer soon and was wondering if i could just plug the SSD and HDD into the new computer with no problems. Or would there be problems with windows not being able to find the programs on the HDD or something?
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June 14, 2014 11:20:31 AM

NO sorry - would b lovely if u could build a new system and just plug your old drives into, but if u do this, sooner or later it will all stop working properly, probably when u come t install Win updates if not before.

Windows installs itself wit reference t t hardware it finds itself on.

U will need t reinstall Win! Then yo progs
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June 14, 2014 11:27:36 AM

I think you can do it, I believe you would just need to reactivate windows, but I don't really know about the activation key :/ 
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June 14, 2014 11:29:30 AM

anbello262 said:
I think you can do it, I believe you would just need to reactivate windows, but I don't really know about the activation key :/ 


NO THIS WILL NOT WORK
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June 14, 2014 11:33:44 AM

Don't call microsoft, go to online chat.

You'll have to reinstall win.

Chat them, tell them your mobo "broke" and they will reactivate you key to use it on another pc.

If one of them says no, chat with another.
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June 14, 2014 11:33:52 AM

Usually, this does not work. The SSD-HDD is not the problem...the OS-new hardware is the problem.

The original OS will not recognize the new hardware. It probably won't even boot.
So you need to reinstall the OS. And then you need to reinstall all your applications, because the new OS knows nothing about them.

And then you are left with the old PC and no drives or OS for it.
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June 14, 2014 11:33:53 AM

anbello262 said:
I think you can do it, I believe you would just need to reactivate windows, but I don't really know about the activation key :/ 


Wont work

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June 14, 2014 11:35:49 AM

anoori9000 said:
Don't call microsoft, go to online chat.

You'll have to reinstall win.

Chat them, tell them your mobo "broke" and they will reactivate you key to use it on another pc.

If one of them says no, chat with another.


The licensing/activation issue is completely different than the reinstall issue (what the OP asked about).
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June 14, 2014 11:36:05 AM

USAFRet said:
Usually, this does not work. The SSD-HDD is not the problem...the OS-new hardware is the problem.

The original OS will not recognize the new hardware. It probably won't even boot.
So you need to reinstall the OS. And then you need to reinstall all your applications, because the new OS knows nothing about them.

And then you are left with the old PC and no drives or OS for it.


Ok thanks! I guess I will just back up important files and re install windows.
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June 14, 2014 11:39:36 AM

With regard Windows Activation - when I've built a new Pc and installed Windows that I had already used on a previous build, I had t ring Microsofts activation line, through which I got a series of codes to enter, which mode the Activation work. I was at one point asked whether I had previously installed this copy of Windows on one or more computers. If t answer had been more than one, I don't think they would hav let me do it.

NoT sure how this compares t other peoples experiences...
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June 14, 2014 11:40:54 AM

Oh, sorry, I recently did somethign similar and it worked, but both Pc-s had the same motherboard model, so I wasn't sure ._.
It just asked me to reactivate my windows, but didn't do it at the moment because I had no internet connection there...
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June 14, 2014 11:44:58 AM

anbello262 said:
Oh, sorry, I recently did somethign similar and it worked, but both Pc-s had the same motherboard model, so I wasn't sure ._.
It just asked me to reactivate my windows, but didn't do it at the moment because I had no internet connection there...


OH I c... Yes that would b t one situ that would work...
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June 14, 2014 11:46:25 AM

I think the answer for the original question, then, would be "Won't work", but is it worth trying?
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June 14, 2014 11:47:56 AM

snowctrl said:
With regard Windows Activation - when I've built a new Pc and installed Windows that I had already used on a previous build, I had t ring Microsofts activation line, through which I got a series of codes to enter, which mode the Activation work. I was at one point asked whether I had previously installed this copy of Windows on one or more computers. If t answer had been more than one, I don't think they would hav let me do it.

NoT sure how this compares t other peoples experiences...


anbello262 said:
I'm gonna go ahead and try to boot with a notebok OS HDD in my dektop PC and will tell you if this works...


That REALLY won't work. But go ahead and try it.
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June 14, 2014 11:50:17 AM

anbello262 said:
I'm gonna go ahead and try to boot with a notebok OS HDD in my dektop PC and will tell you if this works...


This is unlikely t work - but it may initially, only failing later when u try an update something
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