Two Laptops, Windows Installed on Both, SSD Swap?

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  1. Posts : 18,428
    Windows 11 Pro

    joeandmarg0 said:
    For navylcdr.
    Please inform Microsoft their built in tool---slmgr---is giving "erroneous" information.
    Would appreciate reading their response.
    Microsoft would have to rework their digital licensing system to include a tag stored with the digital license to indicate whether it was originated by an OEM license or retail license, which they clearly don't really care about or they would have done it from the beginning. I doubt that they would be interested in reworking the digital license system to add such a tag. There is a feedback app in Windows 10 that you can use to submit your concern to Microsoft.
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  2. Posts : 2,135
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)

    I really can't see the point in these continued discussions, so many theories, opinions, etc. Forums on the internet are full of hypotheses "You can't do this if it's OEM, you can do that if it's retail, I've done this/that/the other thing and it's worked, etc, etc".

    In the case of Windows 10, it will still work. You may not be able to tweak a few pretty screen options, but Windows 10 will still continue to work. And it might work fully for a day, a week, a month, a year, whatever until you see something that suggests it's not activated .... but it will still continue to work.

    It's not as if the machine will shutdown and you'll be denied access to your data, it's not as if Microsoft will turn up at your residence kick your front door in and confiscate all your devices. Windows 10 will continue to work giving you ample time to recover your data and then consider your options.

    About the only legitimate considerations are personal ethical ones whether you've satisfied the conditions, or the spirit of the conditions, of the EULA. And again, you can still continue to use Windows 10 while you consider your options.

    @OP - just try it !!!
    Last edited by idgat; 26 Feb 2021 at 00:01.
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  3. Posts : 1,581
    win10 home

    For idgat.
    Whether Win 10 will work or not was never the issue.
    The legality of the licence always was.
    You are perfectly free to ignore the licence agreement,I am perfectly free to observe it.
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  4. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro

    Ya just give it a go Personally I would put the new 256GB SSD in a desk drawer and forget about it, don`t do a thing to it.

    Just do what you want with the 970 EVO on the new laptop. I`m sure it`ll work fine.

    Are both Operating Systems the same version ?
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  5. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider

    I did a SSD swap back if February for my sister-n-law. Her granddaughter dropped her laptop and broke the hinges. I had a spare laptop so I decided to try it. The swap worked perfectly. She kept all oh her programs and data. The laptop kept it's activation. She now has a newer and faster laptop. She did go from a 17" screen to a 15.6" screen.
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