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New motherboard- how do I transfer all data from hdd?

So I recently found out that I had a bad cpu, so somewhere in the near future I am going to upgrade motherboard & cpu. I am currently on a 6600k and an Asus H110M-K, and will be switching to the Ryzen 5 1600 and I'm still unsure of the motherboard- either a B350 or X370. (I'm running windows 10 if that helps)
I have all of my data on my Seagate barracuda 1tb, and want to make sure I will have all of my data after I've switched. I've heard that it's possible to boot with a different drive and install windows on that.
Is this true?
Thanks in advance
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    Hello... Typically I will use a NEW or spare drive for a new MB/OS install... and after all drivers and every thing is happy good. I will connect my previous HD/DATA as a "D" drive, give the OS permission to use it, and then be able to use, move or retrieve my old data/Apps... This makes the whole process pretty painless for me.

    There are some APPs, programs that will need to be Re-installed into the new OS install, security, registry, system etc... but this is normal and cant avoid that.
  2. Ironsounds said:
    Hello... Typically I will use a NEW or spare drive for a new MB/OS install... and after all drivers and every thing is happy good. I will connect my previous HD/DATA as a "D" drive, give the OS permission to use it, and then be able to use, move or retrieve my old data/Apps... This makes the whole process pretty painless for me.

    There are some APPs, programs that will need to be Re-installed into the new OS install, security, registry, system etc... but this is normal and cant avoid that.


    Thanks mate, really helped
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