I have an older desktop computer (pc1) with a 1TB SSD with windows 10 pro on the hard drive and it won't load windows. I bought a new desktop (pc2) with windows 10 pro. I would like to remove the SSD from pc1 and plug it into pc2 internally using a sata cable.
Is there anything special I need to do to make sure windows 10 loads from the new SSD and not the drive from pc1?
Just to clarify... I do not want to run windows from pc1 on pc2. I need to get files off of the drive from PC1. I simply want to connect it to PC to so I can transfer files from it.
Here is some context for my question:
With pc1 a few months ago I bought a larger drive. Disconnected my existing os drive. Installed a fresh copy of windows 10 pro. After everything was setup and working I turned the computer off and connected the original os drive to transfer my files. I went into the bios to make sure the boot drive was the new drive. Windows loaded and I transferred my files. Then I powered down and disconnected the original os drive. Then when I booted the system windows 10 would get stuck on the loading screen. I tried re-connecting the old drive and it would still hang at the same point.
I went through 3 hours worth of different commands and recovery steps and could not get windows to load.
Back in the windows xp days this I would use internal drives as a means of backup and never once ran into this problem.
I'm hoping this was some kind of issue related to pc1.