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  1.    24 Aug 2015 #11
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    Okey, think I will just clone with this guide How to Upgrade Your Existing Hard Drive in Under an Hour

    And then upgrade from windows 7 to 10 on my new hard drive (btw, can I make it a "fresh install" when I upgrade to windows 10 on my a new drive?)
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  2.    24 Aug 2015 #12
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    New Jersey
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    Why do you want to clone your old 7 install ?

    When you upgrade to 10 it will not be a fresh install in the sense as we say a clean install.

    If you want a fresh install, first you upgrade 7 to 10, verify it`s activated, then you do a clean install of Windows 10.

    A fresh install is just that, an install with no data, no programs, no updates, no problems.

    But unless you had some serious problems that carry over from 7 to 10 for some reason, there`s no real need to do a clean install.

    If you do clone make sure the install on the new ssd is activated and working perfectly, and if you have a system reserved partition, that has to be cloned too.

    Seriously, I wouldn`t even clone, I would just install 7 on the new ssd, activate, and just upgrade to 10 using the Media Creation tool method (Step 3) it works perfectly.

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    Post a shot of Disk Management and we`ll tell you what has to be cloned.
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  3.    25 Aug 2015 #13
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    Ah okay, ill do the clean install of 7 first then
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  4.    25 Aug 2015 #14
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    thanks
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  5.    25 Aug 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windowslol View Post
    Okey, think I will just clone with this guide How to Upgrade Your Existing Hard Drive in Under an Hour

    And then upgrade from windows 7 to 10 on my new hard drive (btw, can I make it a "fresh install" when I upgrade to windows 10 on my a new drive?)
    No. The first installation of Windows 10 MUST be an upgrade. That is the process that registers the computer as a Windows 10 Device. After you have done the upgrade you can do a clean install if you wish, but a Refresh this PC (available in Settings) may be a better way for you to accomplish the same thing and still keep your files.
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  6.    25 Aug 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbarnhorst View Post
    No. The first installation of Windows 10 MUST be an upgrade. That is the process that registers the computer as a Windows 10 Device. After you have done the upgrade you can do a clean install if you wish, but a Refresh this PC (available in Settings) may be a better way for you to accomplish the same thing and still keep your files.
    Okey, I'm going to install a fresh copy of windows 7 on my new SSD, then upgrade, all should be fine then right?
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  7.    25 Aug 2015 #17
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    Yes, as long as you activate that copy of windows 7, then upgrade.

    I mean, as far as I`m concerned, it should be activated.
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