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I thought I could swap SSD drives with Windows 10 from one desktop to another but I could not why?

Behave 4,095 894 October 14, 2015 at 08:59 PM
256 SSD in a new HP desktop with Windows 10. I took the 256 SSD from an older desktop with Windows 10 and swapped. It booted to an error message that there was no OS. I had the cables on correctly and even did a diagnostic test on it and it passed. What went wrong?



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Perhaps the older desktop set the drive up in IDE mode and the new desktop defaults to the more modern AHCI mode. Check this post for a fix:
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Not sure exactly what you are trying to do. You cannot just boot from a HD that was in a different computer. It will not work. You need to reinstall windows if you want the SSD in the new pc.
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was similar thread on windows 7 :

1. on new pc, try to boot in safe mode and remove all drivers, after that install new drivers.
if you want to move OS between Mobos you need to use some virtual machines for example :
you can try to convert your amd pc to virtual machine, install hypervisor and run vm in hypervisor

2. Sysprep

3. fresh install
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Sysprep is the only way to go when moving an OS from one computer to another. I've done it numerous times and that is basically how enterprise imaging works in general. An image is captured from a reference machine (for best results, a VM) and is sysprepped to make it hardware agnostic.
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