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Clone a SSD diff brand PCs

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an older Alienware laptop, worked on Win 10 Pro for 3+ years without any major issues. Cleaned it and after disconnect from power, nothing but blue screens. 

 

Dell said they sold disks to fix my issue but were out of stock, not getting more and my only hope was to track down one of the disks if possible on ebay. Nothing fixed it so I was forced to reset using a Win 7 home disk that came with it and installed an SSD at the same time. 

 

Can I wipe the new SSD, then clone it from my desktop with Win 10 and it work properly? I know I may need to tweak a few things and a key but in general would this process work? 

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Just use a windows install USB and boot from that after getting the SSD in?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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No, the motherboards are different, it will probably not even boot.

You need to do a clean install.

It's not hard, it will be even faster than trying to clone a drive.

https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Jurrunio I have tried this several times. A window pops up right before Windows installs asking me for extra media to be inserted now. It wont let me complete the process without it. A friend helped me put Win 10 on it and it was a pain, we did a fresh install & it still required a code/media then. Somehow after install, I brought it home. It gave me blue screens for awhile but auto update itself & a Nvidia driver fix it. After it worked flawless for 3+ years until holding the power button cleaning

 

@Enderman Thanks, I had a feeling it wouldn't work without issues. I did do the only clean install the laptop would allow which was using the OEM disk that came with it. It rejects all USB installs stating "additional media required". I was told by Alienware that they knew of this problem and sold disks to remedy it but no longer have any and cant help me. My only option from them was sell it or find a disk that will provide a code allowing me to make a Dell USB media tool. Without the code the MB rejects the install. 

I tried finding a screen shot I took for Alienware forums, if I can locate it Ill post it. Or I can gladly create a new USB and try again and take a picture.

 

I really appreciate both of you trying to assist! This issue has stumped 3 people in my area who are on a Linus level of understanding. Even Geek squad gave up and felt bad so they didn't charge me anything.

 

Should I try making a disk instead of a USB? Only reason I haven't tried that is my internal disk drive failed and I use a USB disk drive now, I figured that would create more issues than just a USB install.

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7 minutes ago, Allmightyballs said:

A window pops up right before Windows installs asking me for extra media to be inserted now

Hmm? It never does this to me. All I have to do after booting into the USB is to select the SSD for the OS (after formatting and removing all the existing partitions in the SSD). It will boot back into the USB after its all done tho so you need to manually select the SSD as boot drive.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP

That's the process Ive been trying to attempt but right after I click install Windows is when the message pops up. It worked when the laptop only had a HD but it became problematic once I installed the SSD. Ill make another USB tool and try again. Ill also try to make a disk and see if that will bypass it somehow. I was told the reason this doesn't work anymore is because dell found a problem they refused to fix so they stopped Win 10 support for my specific model. It used to have drivers & would work with dells online diagnostics but the same month the failure happened they stopped support. Ill post pictures if I get the same message again

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