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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7
       24 Aug 2015 #1

    Upgrading to windows 10 - installing it on new harddrive


    Hello!

    I currently use windows 7 and I got it installed on a 64gb SSD drive, but the space is a problem as the drive keeps filling up.

    I bought a SSD which got 250 GB, and I want to take advantage of the free windows 10 upgrade, however, I want to install in on my new SSD drive for more space, how do go through with this?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 69
    windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #2

    you will have to install and activate 7 first then upgrade, I had to with my wife's computer I used an old copy of 8 for hers.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1 pro upgraded to Windows 10 pro
       24 Aug 2015 #3

    you'll have to clone the smaller disk to the larger disk with a cloning program (to ssave current documents and personal files) then open disk management to check the actual size of the larger disk if all the drive isn't allocated extend the windows partition to utilize the unallocated space then upgrade to 10...
    or install 7 to larger disk download updates to 7 wait til the free upgrade icon appears in the sys tray then upgrade by waiting til it downloads in the background or see if theres an option to start the upgrade process in windows updates
    once 10 installs as an upgrade they say you can then install 10 as a clean install tho I don't know how
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  4.    24 Aug 2015 #4

    icpwolverine said: View Post
    you'll have to clone the smaller disk to the larger disk with a cloning program (to ssave current documents and personal files) then open disk management to check the actual size of the larger disk if all the drive isn't allocated extend the windows partition to utilize the unallocated space then upgrade to 10...
    or install 7 to larger disk download updates to 7 wait til the free upgrade icon appears in the sys tray then upgrade by waiting til it downloads in the background or see if theres an option to start the upgrade process in windows updates
    once 10 installs as an upgrade they say you can then install 10 as a clean install tho I don't know how
    To clean install Windows 10, download the media creation tool from

    Windows 10

    create either a dvd or usb and start the computer with the media. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 69
    windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #5

    icpwolverine said: View Post
    you'll have to clone the smaller disk to the larger disk with a cloning program (to ssave current documents and personal files) then open disk management to check the actual size of the larger disk if all the drive isn't allocated extend the windows partition to utilize the unallocated space then upgrade to 10...
    or install 7 to larger disk download updates to 7 wait til the free upgrade icon appears in the sys tray then upgrade by waiting til it downloads in the background or see if theres an option to start the upgrade process in windows updates
    once 10 installs as an upgrade they say you can then install 10 as a clean install tho I don't know how
    Why do all of this? I guess you can, I backed up all the word files and what ever on an external HD, I use chrome so nothing to back up there, then clean install of older OS, activate upgrade to 10 and then reinstalled programs wanted, move files back and installed any drivers wanted, done. As far as partitions to restore from 10 back to original I thought you could not with 10?
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7
       24 Aug 2015 #6

    Okey so easiest way is to insert my new SSD, clone my current system (windows 7) into that new disc and then do the upgrade on that one?

    Should I just insert my new SSD into an available slot, but after then cloning, can I then just remove my old 64 GB SSD where my current windows is installed, and just put the 250gb SSD in that slot and my computer will boot normal, then I can upgrade?

    I dont have my windows 7 installation disc either so...
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,896
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Aug 2015 #7

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    To clean install Windows 10, download the media creation tool from

    Windows 10

    create either a dvd or usb and start the computer with the media. Follow the onscreen instructions.
    And it won't activate until an upgrade from an in place operating system is done first.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Aug 2015 #8

    Yep just install 7 on the new ssd and activate with the Windows 7 license you have, then upgrade to 10 for free, then clean install 10 after that if you want, but really there`s no need.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 69
    windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #9

    Windowslol said: View Post
    Okey so easiest way is to insert my new SSD, clone my current system (windows 7) into that new disc and then do the upgrade on that one?

    Should I just insert my new SSD into an available slot, but after then cloning, can I then just remove my old 64 GB SSD where my current windows is installed, and just put the 250gb SSD in that slot and my computer will boot normal, then I can upgrade?

    I dont have my windows 7 installation disc either so...
    you have to clone because you do not have an external copy of 7? if so I understand
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 69
    windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    And it won't activate until an upgrade from an in place operating system is done first.
    I tried the this myself and yes until your PC has been validated eligible by MS it will want a key
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