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Can I use old system drive on new build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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I didnt have any problems with my windows, it is cracked or I dont know, but it isnt buyed, but no bugs, all functions... never expiries... When I first installed windows I had full windows packet and I choosed Enterprise.

 

Can I put ssd from this pc to new build and to normal work, only parts changed ?

 

 

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you can use the drive in a new build without reinstalling. but keep in mind that this can be problematic with new hardware, especially if changing to intel from amd or vice versa, and your windows will deactivate, requiring a reactivation. not sure about the reactivating thing since it is cracked though.

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I would not recommend using an installation from another PC


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Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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You can transfer the windows key pretty easily in 2020, just sign into a microsoft account in Account Settings and the Windows Store on your current PC. I'd recommend making a USB windows installer and doing a fresh install new SSD, keep with enterprise just incase there's key compatibility issues.

Once the new install is done, do the same sign-in process and it'll activate the PC using the previous PCs activation key. 

I've been going off a Windows 7 upgrade since that was a thing and just cross-activated every device in my house.


My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, OC'ed to 4.0Ghz all core @ 1.350ghz +Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti GAMING X 6G 6GB

*bought for $420 Canadian 2 weeks before the 1660 Super announced for $350, just get the super

CASE: InWinn A1 Plus in White with included 600w gold sfx PSU and included custom length cables

DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms ,  32" RCA 1080p/60 TV mounted above, all on a single arm.

 

Storage: C : 1TB Intel 660p      D : 2TB Barracuda      E: 240GB Kingston V300 (scratch drive)

NAS: 240GB Kingston A400 + 6x 10+ year old 700GB Barracuda drives in my old FX8350+8GB DDR3 system, it heats my house in the winter.

 

Logitech G15 1st Gen + Logitech G602 Wireless

Steam Controller + Wired XB1 controller + Logitech G29 Racing Wheel + Wingman Extreme Digital 3D Flight Stick

Sennheiser HD 4.40 Headphones + Pixel Buds 2 + Logitech Z213 2.1 Speakers

 

My Girlfriends Weeb-Ass Rig:

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020

10th Gen i7 10875H 8c/16t @5.1ghz 

17.3" 1080p 300Hz 100% sRGB, factory calibrated, 6mm bezel

RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB

512GB generic NVMe

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz

Wireless-AX201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, 2.5Gbit Ethernet

70.5 Whr Battery

Razer Huntsman Quartz, Razer Balistic Quartz, Razer Kraken Quartz Kitty Heaphones

*deep breath*

Razer Raptor 27" monitor, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Chronified said:

You can transfer the windows key pretty easily in 2020, just sign into a microsoft account in Account Settings and the Windows Store on your current PC. I'd recommend making a USB windows installer and doing a fresh install new SSD, keep with enterprise just incase there's key compatibility issues.

Once the new install is done, do the same sign-in process and it'll activate the PC using the previous PCs activation key. 

I've been going off a Windows 7 upgrade since that was a thing and just cross-activated every device in my house.

I dont need fresh install, I want only to transfer ssd from old intel pc to new intel pc(from 1366 to 2011)

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Just now, PWforPower said:

I dont need fresh install, I want only to transfer ssd from old intel pc to new intel pc(from 1366 to 2011)

Just don't. Chipset drivers, ethernet drivers, possibly display drivers will give you issues and slow your system down due to compatibility issues. It's ALWAYS best to just do a fresh install on a new rig if you want it to preform its best. 


My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, OC'ed to 4.0Ghz all core @ 1.350ghz +Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti GAMING X 6G 6GB

*bought for $420 Canadian 2 weeks before the 1660 Super announced for $350, just get the super

CASE: InWinn A1 Plus in White with included 600w gold sfx PSU and included custom length cables

DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms ,  32" RCA 1080p/60 TV mounted above, all on a single arm.

 

Storage: C : 1TB Intel 660p      D : 2TB Barracuda      E: 240GB Kingston V300 (scratch drive)

NAS: 240GB Kingston A400 + 6x 10+ year old 700GB Barracuda drives in my old FX8350+8GB DDR3 system, it heats my house in the winter.

 

Logitech G15 1st Gen + Logitech G602 Wireless

Steam Controller + Wired XB1 controller + Logitech G29 Racing Wheel + Wingman Extreme Digital 3D Flight Stick

Sennheiser HD 4.40 Headphones + Pixel Buds 2 + Logitech Z213 2.1 Speakers

 

My Girlfriends Weeb-Ass Rig:

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020

10th Gen i7 10875H 8c/16t @5.1ghz 

17.3" 1080p 300Hz 100% sRGB, factory calibrated, 6mm bezel

RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB

512GB generic NVMe

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz

Wireless-AX201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, 2.5Gbit Ethernet

70.5 Whr Battery

Razer Huntsman Quartz, Razer Balistic Quartz, Razer Kraken Quartz Kitty Heaphones

*deep breath*

Razer Raptor 27" monitor, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, bmx6454 said:

you can use the drive in a new build without reinstalling. but keep in mind that this can be problematic with new hardware, especially if changing to intel from amd or vice versa, and your windows will deactivate, requiring a reactivation. not sure about the reactivating thing since it is cracked though.

What you mean new hardware? I want to transfer from old 1366 lga to 2011 lga, but of course I had to change in near future from intel to ryzen.

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1 minute ago, Chronified said:

Just don't. Chipset drivers, ethernet drivers, possibly display drivers will give you issues and slow your system down due to compatibility issues. It's ALWAYS best to just do a fresh install on a new rig if you want it to preform its best. 

Right, i didnt thinked about that

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1 minute ago, PWforPower said:

 I want to transfer from old 1366 lga to 2011 lga, 

This is new hardware. It's a different rig. 


My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, OC'ed to 4.0Ghz all core @ 1.350ghz +Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti GAMING X 6G 6GB

*bought for $420 Canadian 2 weeks before the 1660 Super announced for $350, just get the super

CASE: InWinn A1 Plus in White with included 600w gold sfx PSU and included custom length cables

DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms ,  32" RCA 1080p/60 TV mounted above, all on a single arm.

 

Storage: C : 1TB Intel 660p      D : 2TB Barracuda      E: 240GB Kingston V300 (scratch drive)

NAS: 240GB Kingston A400 + 6x 10+ year old 700GB Barracuda drives in my old FX8350+8GB DDR3 system, it heats my house in the winter.

 

Logitech G15 1st Gen + Logitech G602 Wireless

Steam Controller + Wired XB1 controller + Logitech G29 Racing Wheel + Wingman Extreme Digital 3D Flight Stick

Sennheiser HD 4.40 Headphones + Pixel Buds 2 + Logitech Z213 2.1 Speakers

 

My Girlfriends Weeb-Ass Rig:

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020

10th Gen i7 10875H 8c/16t @5.1ghz 

17.3" 1080p 300Hz 100% sRGB, factory calibrated, 6mm bezel

RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB

512GB generic NVMe

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz

Wireless-AX201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, 2.5Gbit Ethernet

70.5 Whr Battery

Razer Huntsman Quartz, Razer Balistic Quartz, Razer Kraken Quartz Kitty Heaphones

*deep breath*

Razer Raptor 27" monitor, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

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Just now, PWforPower said:

What you mean new hardware? I want to transfer from old 1366 lga to 2011 lga, but of course I had to change in near future from intel to ryzen.

literally that, changing from one set of parts to another is "new hardware". again, you can use the drive without reinstall, but as everyone else has said, expect issues. if the only reason you don't want to reinstall is you don't want to deal with the windows activation, you will have to deal with that either way, so a reinstall will always be best.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Chronified said:

Just don't. Chipset drivers, ethernet drivers, possibly display drivers will give you issues and slow your system down due to compatibility issues. It's ALWAYS best to just do a fresh install on a new rig if you want it to preform its best. 

But if I've have seen good, Linus only put his old ssd to new build?

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1 minute ago, PWforPower said:

But if I've have seen good, Linus only put his old ssd to new build?

They don't show every time they need to do a windows re-install on camera. They have Jake for that 😂


My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, OC'ed to 4.0Ghz all core @ 1.350ghz +Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti GAMING X 6G 6GB

*bought for $420 Canadian 2 weeks before the 1660 Super announced for $350, just get the super

CASE: InWinn A1 Plus in White with included 600w gold sfx PSU and included custom length cables

DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms ,  32" RCA 1080p/60 TV mounted above, all on a single arm.

 

Storage: C : 1TB Intel 660p      D : 2TB Barracuda      E: 240GB Kingston V300 (scratch drive)

NAS: 240GB Kingston A400 + 6x 10+ year old 700GB Barracuda drives in my old FX8350+8GB DDR3 system, it heats my house in the winter.

 

Logitech G15 1st Gen + Logitech G602 Wireless

Steam Controller + Wired XB1 controller + Logitech G29 Racing Wheel + Wingman Extreme Digital 3D Flight Stick

Sennheiser HD 4.40 Headphones + Pixel Buds 2 + Logitech Z213 2.1 Speakers

 

My Girlfriends Weeb-Ass Rig:

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020

10th Gen i7 10875H 8c/16t @5.1ghz 

17.3" 1080p 300Hz 100% sRGB, factory calibrated, 6mm bezel

RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB

512GB generic NVMe

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz

Wireless-AX201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, 2.5Gbit Ethernet

70.5 Whr Battery

Razer Huntsman Quartz, Razer Balistic Quartz, Razer Kraken Quartz Kitty Heaphones

*deep breath*

Razer Raptor 27" monitor, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, bmx6454 said:

literally that, changing from one set of parts to another is "new hardware". again, you can use the drive without reinstall, but as everyone else has said, expect issues. if the only reason you don't want to reinstall is you don't want to deal with the windows activation, you will have to deal with that either way, so a reinstall will always be best.

 

reason is of 1tb ssd with a lot important stuffs

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Just now, Chronified said:

They don't show every time they need to do a windows re-install on camera. There's Jake for that 😂

Yes i know that, but is he mad to every time install same programs and put on same place on the desktop

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1 minute ago, PWforPower said:

reason is of 1tb ssd with a lot important stuffs

Just back it up


Reminder⚠️

I'm just speaking from experience so what I say may not work 100%

Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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1 minute ago, PWforPower said:

reason is of 1tb ssd with a lot important stuffs

You can plug your old drive into your new rig after windows is done installing on the new drive, go into disk management, assign it as the D drive and everything will show up. 


My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, OC'ed to 4.0Ghz all core @ 1.350ghz +Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti GAMING X 6G 6GB

*bought for $420 Canadian 2 weeks before the 1660 Super announced for $350, just get the super

CASE: InWinn A1 Plus in White with included 600w gold sfx PSU and included custom length cables

DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms ,  32" RCA 1080p/60 TV mounted above, all on a single arm.

 

Storage: C : 1TB Intel 660p      D : 2TB Barracuda      E: 240GB Kingston V300 (scratch drive)

NAS: 240GB Kingston A400 + 6x 10+ year old 700GB Barracuda drives in my old FX8350+8GB DDR3 system, it heats my house in the winter.

 

Logitech G15 1st Gen + Logitech G602 Wireless

Steam Controller + Wired XB1 controller + Logitech G29 Racing Wheel + Wingman Extreme Digital 3D Flight Stick

Sennheiser HD 4.40 Headphones + Pixel Buds 2 + Logitech Z213 2.1 Speakers

 

My Girlfriends Weeb-Ass Rig:

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020

10th Gen i7 10875H 8c/16t @5.1ghz 

17.3" 1080p 300Hz 100% sRGB, factory calibrated, 6mm bezel

RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB

512GB generic NVMe

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz

Wireless-AX201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, 2.5Gbit Ethernet

70.5 Whr Battery

Razer Huntsman Quartz, Razer Balistic Quartz, Razer Kraken Quartz Kitty Heaphones

*deep breath*

Razer Raptor 27" monitor, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

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In short, yes you can

 

No you shouldn't

 

And practice occasional system wipe can improve your system performance by up to 10% just because of getting rid of small bugs and junks that windows update leave in your computer over time, or bloatware that you don't need anymore


Things I need help with:

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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, PWforPower said:

Just because you can doesn't mean you should

18 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

And practice occasional system wipe can improve your system performance by up to 10% just because of getting rid of small bugs and junks that windows update leave in your computer over time, or bloatware that you don't need anymore

Agreeing with Moonzy, Again, like we've all said, it's VERY worth it to take the extra time to do a fresh install. It'll likely be faster than transferring your drive anyways, plus you'll have peace of mind that there aren't old drivers slowing you down.


My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, OC'ed to 4.0Ghz all core @ 1.350ghz +Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti GAMING X 6G 6GB

*bought for $420 Canadian 2 weeks before the 1660 Super announced for $350, just get the super

CASE: InWinn A1 Plus in White with included 600w gold sfx PSU and included custom length cables

DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms ,  32" RCA 1080p/60 TV mounted above, all on a single arm.

 

Storage: C : 1TB Intel 660p      D : 2TB Barracuda      E: 240GB Kingston V300 (scratch drive)

NAS: 240GB Kingston A400 + 6x 10+ year old 700GB Barracuda drives in my old FX8350+8GB DDR3 system, it heats my house in the winter.

 

Logitech G15 1st Gen + Logitech G602 Wireless

Steam Controller + Wired XB1 controller + Logitech G29 Racing Wheel + Wingman Extreme Digital 3D Flight Stick

Sennheiser HD 4.40 Headphones + Pixel Buds 2 + Logitech Z213 2.1 Speakers

 

My Girlfriends Weeb-Ass Rig:

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020

10th Gen i7 10875H 8c/16t @5.1ghz 

17.3" 1080p 300Hz 100% sRGB, factory calibrated, 6mm bezel

RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB

512GB generic NVMe

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz

Wireless-AX201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, 2.5Gbit Ethernet

70.5 Whr Battery

Razer Huntsman Quartz, Razer Balistic Quartz, Razer Kraken Quartz Kitty Heaphones

*deep breath*

Razer Raptor 27" monitor, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, PWforPower said:

What about sysprep

Someone says safe mode than updating drives etc.

 

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