So I have a Toshiba laptop C655-S5312 as-shipped with a mechanical drive running Windows 7. I would like to replace the mechanical hard drive with an SSD and clean install windows 10. I know in the past you had to upgrade the original OS and hard drive first to 10 and then put in the new drive.
Am I correct that now I no longer need to do that? And if so, what is the correct process? If I grab the product key for Windows 7 as-shipped and then install windows 10 (will the media creation tool work or will I need a full windows 10 image?) can I then just input the windows 7 key?
I have seen some conflicting info on this (probably because things have changed since the release) although I believe it is better than when I went through this a few times right at the launch.
Any help appreciated.