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Can I put the boot files for windows 10 directly on a SSD

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I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here?

 

 


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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, GOTSpectrum said:

I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here?

 

 

im trying to upgrade to windows 10 since i have a new SSD can i put the files I get from windows media creation tool directly onto the ssd and boot with that ssd? or do the boot files have to come from usb/disk

 

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Ahh, you will need to install windows, the files you get from MS are installation files, not boot files. 

 

So you will need to throw those files onto a USB stick for installation. You can throw them on a Disc, or even another HDD/SSD to install them, but generally this isn't done. 

 

You can't however but them on the SSD you wish to then install windows onto. Once again generally speaking. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, GOTSpectrum said:

Ahh, you will need to install windows, the files you get from MS are installation files, not boot files. 

 

So you will need to throw those files onto a USB stick for installation. You can throw them on a Disc, or even another HDD/SSD to install them, but generally this isn't done. 

 

You can't however but them on the SSD you wish to then install windows onto. Once again generally speaking. 

how would i use another HDD instead of a usb? sorry if this is annoying i was having a hard time finding anything on google

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Any reson why you aren't just cloning your HDD to your SSD?


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Just now, Jae Tee said:

Any reson why you aren't just cloning your HDD to your SSD?

I am currently using a fake version of windows 7 and am upgrading to windows 10 through the method of booting but never putting in a product key

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Just now, ItsRetorical said:

I am currently using a fake version of windows 7 and am upgrading to windows 10 through the method of booting but never putting in a product key

You don't need a product key. I would suggest updating From 7 to 10 (you can do this through Microsoft's website for free), then when that is complete clone everything to the ssd.


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1 minute ago, ItsRetorical said:

how would i use another HDD instead of a usb? sorry if this is annoying i was having a hard time finding anything on google

It's not something that I have done myself, But I believe you can use UUI, it is made for Linux but afaik you can use windows on it and you should be able to select a SATA drive. 

 

again, this is not something I have done so your mileage may vary. 

 

Give me a few mins to test something and I will get back to you 


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2 minutes ago, GOTSpectrum said:

It's not something that I have done myself, But I believe you can use UUI, it is made for Linux but afaik you can use windows on it and you should be able to select a SATA drive. 

 

again, this is not something I have done so your mileage may vary. 

 

Give me a few mins to test something and I will get back to you 

you got it

 

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1 minute ago, ItsRetorical said:

you got it

 

 

So I just tested it and you can select Sata drives using UUI(Universal USB Installer) and it does have support for win10.

 

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/

 

You can download it here. You can clone your drive the way described here, but generally I like to recommend fresh installs. That's just me personally though mind you. 


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3 minutes ago, GOTSpectrum said:

It's not something that I have done myself, But I believe you can use UUI, it is made for Linux but afaik you can use windows on it and you should be able to select a SATA drive. 

 

again, this is not something I have done so your mileage may vary. 

 

Give me a few mins to test something and I will get back to you 

if im not mistaken cant i download the iso file onto the ssd and run the setup that way?

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1 minute ago, ItsRetorical said:

if im not mistaken cant i download the iso file onto the ssd and run the setup that way?

I'm not certain on that one, I din't think so, otherwise why would MS offer the creation tool?

 

I could very well be wrong here though and at this point I am just using my own thinking process rather than knowing for sure. 


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Just now, GOTSpectrum said:

I'm not certain on that one, I din't think so, otherwise why would MS offer the creation tool?

 

I could very well be wrong here though and at this point I am just using my own thinking process rather than knowing for sure. 

im gonna go ahead and try the UUI solution you suggested

 

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Couldn't you partition your SSD with an 8GB partition, than use it with the media creation tool. After which you install on the remaining space, and reclaim those 8GB later?

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