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Windows 7 Laptop with SSD - Transfer to new Desktop win Windows 10

SSD Data Transfer

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Hi There!


Here is my scenario:


-I have a HP Laptop with Windows 7 Professional installed, in addition to a Samsung 850 EVO SSD. 

- I just purchased an Hp 8200 SFF Desktop with Windows 10 and a 2tb HDD


I have purchased the proper mount to install the SSD in the desktop, an have a SATA cable for potential data transfer. My question is, what is the best way to setup my SSD as the main drive on the new desktop while keeping my current configuration? In addition, how do I set up the 2tb hard drive ONLY for storage.


*Note - I cannot install Windows 10 in my laptop because my graphics card does not support it.


Thanks in advance!


New Desktop - HP Elite 8200 SFF High Performance Business Desktop Computer (Intel Quad Core i7 up to 3.8GHz Processor), 2TB HDD, 16GB DDR3 Memory, DVD RW, Windows 10 Professional

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HP Elitebook 8560p



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Edited by mmalan, 22 December 2016 - 02:56 PM.

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You need to clean install Windows OS because laptop and desktop have different hardware which means when you try to boot SSD on desktop you may have blue screen of death and other errors.  You can use PCmover Express to move all your files, settings, and user profiles to your new PC..  You can install Windows OS to SSD and format the HDD to store your personal files or files store at your new computer follow my instructions at below link.


"Relocating Folders in Windows"


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