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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1
       31 Jul 2015 #11

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    I have done it recently. Please read the link below.
    Change from HDD to SSD in ASUS S400CA laptop
    Interesting, thank you.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,952
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       31 Jul 2015 #12

    Would it be a good idea to install Windows 10 on my current HDD now, and clone the system reserve partition (the part that carries the license info) to the SSD, then do a clean install on the SSD?
    This information is incorrect. The product key does not get stored in the reserved partition. Your product key information is stored under a hidden folder: C:\Windows\System32\spp and the Mother Board Id.

    As for Activation. I would do as follows:
    1. Make backup Image of your current Windows 8.1 to an external drive using freeware such as: Macrium Reflect Free
    2. Go ahead and update to Windows 10 using the current HDD and get activated.
    3. Disconnect the HDD and connect the SD then do a clean install of Windows 10. It should be activated automatically.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1
       31 Jul 2015 #13

    topgundcp said: View Post
    This information is incorrect. The product key does not get stored in the reserved partition. Your product key information is stored under a hidden folder: C:\Windows\System32\spp and the Mother Board Id.

    As for Activation. I would do as follows:
    1. Make backup Image of your current Windows 8.1 to an external drive using freeware such as: Macrium Reflect Free
    2. Go ahead and update to Windows 10 using the current HDD and get activated.
    3. Disconnect the HDD and connect the SD then do a clean install of Windows 10. It should be activated automatically.
    I might just do a clean install of 8.1 on the SSD, then upgrade to 10. I appreciate the help though, thank you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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