Windows 10: Clean insatll on a New SSD? Solved


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    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       04 Dec 2015 #1

    Clean insatll on a New SSD?


    I'm about to do a clean install of Windows 10 pro 64bit on to a new SSD I just received in the mail and wondering how I will be able to activate it? I originally did an upgrade from Win7 Pro to Win10 pro and then a clean install from there back when Win10 pro first became available. I read that I can use the Windows Key on the back of my laptop but I'm not sure that will work because it's a whole new SSD.

    -Thanks!
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  2.    04 Dec 2015 #2

    You can use the key on the back on your laptop - also with a SSD. But that will only work with the Windows release with which the Laptop originally came. It should say on the back of the laptop.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       04 Dec 2015 #3

    seek said: View Post
    I'm about to do a clean install of Windows 10 pro 64bit on to a new SSD I just received in the mail and wondering how I will be able to activate it? I originally did an upgrade from Win7 Pro to Win10 pro and then a clean install from there back when Win10 pro first became available. I read that I can use the Windows Key on the back of my laptop but I'm not sure that will work because it's a whole new SSD.

    -Thanks!
    Your current Windows 10 is already activated and registered with MS Server. Replacing with a brand new SSD does not affect anything. Just do a fresh install. When asked to enter product key, just click on "Skip this step" or "Do it later".
    Windows should be activated once done.
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  4. Posts : 302
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Dec 2015 #4

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Your current Windows 10 is already activated and registered with MS Server. Replacing with a brand new SSD does not affect anything. Just do a fresh install. When asked to enter product key, just click on "Skip this step" or "Do it later".
    Windows should be activated once done.
    You sure? I heard it will not activate with any new hardware installed...
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       04 Dec 2015 #5

    seek said: View Post
    You sure? I heard it will not activate with any new hardware installed...
    Windows will not activate if you replace the Motherboard. Any other hardware is OK.
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  6. Posts : 302
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Dec 2015 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Windows will not activate if you replace the Motherboard. Any other hardware is OK.
    Ok, Thank you... You saved me a lot of time.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       04 Dec 2015 #7

    seek said: View Post
    Ok, Thank you... You saved me a lot of time.
    If you've already have the fresh install of Windows 10 on your current HD. To save time re-installing all the third party programs, you can use: Macrium Reflect Free to create a backup image of your current Windows 10 to an external HD then restore to the new SSD.
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