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Migrating a secondary HDD from a windows 8 to windows 10

by TheRedMushroom / July 10, 2018 2:20 PM PDT

Basically, I have a windows 8.1 pro PC with two hard drives. A 320 GB HDD with the windows installed on it and a 2 TB one with lots of important data on it. I also have a Windows 10 Pro PC with a single 1 TB HDD installed (that obviously has windows 10 installed on it) if I took the 2 TB HDD out of my Windows 8.1 Pro PC and put it into my Windows 10 PC, would i be able to access all the data that is already on the 2 TB hard drive from the Windows 10 PC?

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Don't see why not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2018 2:46 PM PDT

"Data" would not be apps. So sure, should be a problem.

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What about games and my progress within them?
by TheRedMushroom / July 10, 2018 9:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Don't see why not.

Would all my games ad the progress within them work if i reinstalled steam and set up the files properly so that steam picked them up?

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Re: games
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 11, 2018 12:30 AM PDT

Probably yes. But you have to know what files to copy from your old c:-drive to your new c:-drive (assuming d:-drive, your 2 TB disc, is moved to the new computer also).

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Try it
by Bob__B / July 10, 2018 11:36 PM PDT

Should not take very long to figure out if you can access the files.

You might want to limit any writes going to that disk until your sure you can read everything.

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It'll work
by techblogger911 / July 11, 2018 12:51 AM PDT

I am pretty sure this would work without any problem, do update us after you try it though and yes Steam will pick the save data up as well.

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