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  1.    01 Aug 2016 #1
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    HD too SSD


    Almost a year I updated my Windows 7 pro to Windows 10 Pro.
    Now I would like to replace my DH with an SSD.
    I will make a clone of the HD to the SSD with AOMEI Backupper Professional.
    What about my Microsoft Windows License? Will it still be valid?
    thanks in advance for any answers, gabriŽl
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  2.    01 Aug 2016 #2
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    As long as you don't replace the Mother Board. Any other devices such as HD, SSD, CD ROM, RAM etc... can be replaced without affecting activation. So the answer is you are safe.
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  3.    01 Aug 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    As long as you don't replace the Mother Board. Any other devices such as HD, SSD, CD ROM, RAM etc... can be replaced without affecting activation. So the answer is you are safe.
    Thank you very much for that answer. very clear.
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  4.    01 Aug 2016 #4
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    Correct me if wrong, on one of the release statements from M$ concerning Redstone it will be possible to change the motherboard or indeed any other part, yet still being able to retain activation....something about signing in using an M$ account making this possible.
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  5.    01 Aug 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliskander View Post
    Almost a year I updated my Windows 7 pro to Windows 10 Pro.
    Now I would like to replace my DH with an SSD.
    I will make a clone of the HD to the SSD with AOMEI Backupper Professional.
    What about my Microsoft Windows License? Will it still be valid?
    thanks in advance for any answers, gabriŽl


    Personally, I would go with a clean install when it comes to a new HDD/SSD.
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  6.    01 Aug 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Personally, I would go with a clean install when it comes to a new HDD/SSD.
    may I ask why?
    gabriŽl
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  7.    01 Aug 2016 #7
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Sure.....If the system in questions has any bugs/quriks/problems/issues - known or unknown......it will be transferred in the cloning process. Although, there's nothing wrong in doing a clone/system image for a new HDD/SSD install. One just doesn't know and the only way to be sure is a clean install. Cloning/System images is the general rule for backups and if something catastrophic happens....you have it and in less the 15 minutes you're back up and running. Compared to a clean install which takes hours and then there's the updates to deal with.

    It's always recommended by the IT professionals to do a clean install when it comes to a new HDD/SSD.
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  8.    01 Aug 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Sure.....If the system in questions has any bugs/quriks/problems/issues - known or unknown......it will be transferred in the cloning process. Although, there's nothing wrong in doing a clone/system image for a new HDD/SSD install. One just doesn't know and the only way to be sure is a clean install. Cloning/System images is the general rule for backups and if something catastrophic happens....you have it and in less the 15 minutes you're back up and running. Compared to a clean install which takes hours and then there's the updates to deal with.

    It's always recommended by the IT professionals to do a clean install when it comes to a new HDD/SSD.
    Thank you very much for this explanation.
    I'll see what I will do.
    gabriŽl
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  9.    01 Aug 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliskander View Post
    may I ask why? ... gabriŽl

    I've seen many have issues with the differences in partition sizes between the HDD and the SDD that result in boot issues. I would clean install and re-install programs and data from backups too.
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  10.    01 Aug 2016 #10
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    I replaced a HDD with a SSD last year using Macrium Reflect to image the system and had zero problems. There may be some tips in my guide you might find helpful. http://www.eightforums.com/installat...s-hdd-ssd.html There are certainly advantages in the clean install route if you can spare the time to reinstall everything.
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