Solved! getting old SSD working on new laptop

Pjw7454

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I want to pull my ssd out of my old laptop and just plug and play into the new laptop. Both are dell but when I plug it in it says “media could not be found” why can’t it find the new ssd?
 

SkyNetRising

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Reinstall windows.

You can't just transplant OS drive from one pc to another and expect it to work without an issue.
There are several very specific conditions, that have to be met for this to work.
 

SkyNetRising

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Reinstall windows.

You can't just transplant OS drive from one pc to another and expect it to work without an issue.
There are several very specific conditions, that have to be met for this to work.
 

rgd1101

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sometime you get lucky and it work ok. best to do a fresh install.
Do you still have issue with the SSD?
 

Pjw7454

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well the question is can i install windows and keep the files on the ssd? i dont care about the apps but i do want to keep the files if i boot from win 10 install disc?
 
Jan 2, 2019
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Are you talking about the OS drive or storage? If it's the first, you will need to swipe the SSD and reinstall everything from scratch. If you are just using it for storage, it should work plug-and-play.
 
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