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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by lvgandhi 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.    31 Jul 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,207
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    31 Jul 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp 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 ComputerSystem Spec

 
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