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12-17-2020 03:39 PM
I have a new Z2 Tower running WIN 10 64bit. This has replaced an HP Pavilion. The HDD on the Pavilion is running WIN 10 64 bit and it has all of my applications and data. Naturally, it is the drive I'd like to 'migrate' into my new Z2.
I've installed blank HDD before and reformated them for data drives; however, I'm not overly technical so I would appreciate it if you could keep it relatively simple.
1. Is it possible to install the Pavilion HDD into my Z2 and use the Pavilion HDD as the boot drive to access all of my applications and data?
2. What is the best way to accomplish this?
3. What must I be aware of when I do this?
I've been jerked around on the Microsoft website with a bunch of "Oh yeah, forgot to tell you that after you do the 108 things I just mentioned, you need to reformat your HDD and buy a new version of Windows and reinstall everything" type of suggestions. So, practical advice is appreciated; including whether this task is even possible.
12-23-2020 12:54 AM
while in theory it is possible to move a win 10 boot drive into a new system it's not recommended for a variety of reasons
and is not something a beginner or unskilled person should be doing
i strongly recommend you reinstall your software apps on the new Z2 and copy your data files over
if you don't know how to do this then pay a local shop to do this for you
12-26-2020 08:36 AM
DGroves, first I want to say that I respect your status in the community and I've read a few of you previous posts. You seem to be knowledgeable and well informed.
I also must say, that providing me with a non-answer to my questions is not appreciated. I'm sure that you have the best intentions.
You mention that it is "...not recommended for a variety of reasons..." yet you don't mention an of them. Frankly, I'm not interested in your reasons at this point. I'm just amazed that someone with your reputation would take the easy way out and just tell me, essentially, "noting to see here, move along."
With the utmost respect,
12-26-2020 09:22 AM
i did not list the numerous reasons because i don't feel like writing a novel, you can read numerous previous posts why it's not recommended to do what you are asking on this forum or on the web (using google)
your post also indicates in my opinion limited knowledge of the inner workings of the operating system, and as i mentioned this is not a procedure a beginner should attempt if you really want to preserve your data
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