Windows 10 Installation

Phil Royceman 1 Reputation point

Not sure I am right here but I am mystified by the observation that I was able to boot Windows 10 from an SSD M2 drive that I moved from my broken HP laptop to a Lenovo ThinkCenter. I did not install the SSD but used an USB adapter as I was planning to move some data across.

I thought that that was not possible as Windows would recognize the new hardware.

I am using UEFI, no CSM.

Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Setup: The procedures involved in preparing a software program or application to operate within a computer or mobile device.
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,416 Reputation points

    Hi @Phil Royceman

    In My experience
    You will be able to run the windows But
    What I can understand from your description says yes because you are just changing the SSD, And The motherboard which creates activation problems.
    Restart PC and press F2/F12/Del keys to enter BIOS.
    Go to the boot option, change the boot order, setting OS to boot from the new SSD.
    Save the changes, exit BIOS, and restart the PC. Wait patiently to let the computer boot up.

    Thank you

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