Do i need to downgrade my main hard drive (new ssd-win 7)


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    Do i need to downgrade my main hard drive (new ssd-win 7)


    I bought a new ssd for my computer but i still havn't installed anything on it yet.
    I would like to know if i will have problems or will it be as easy to install and run normaly as the youtube videos show.
    On my main hard drive i had windows 7 but upgraded to windows 10. I only have my windows 7 CD so it would install windows 7 on it. Do i need to reinstall windows 7 on my main hard drive, maybe find a windows 10 upgrade or will it all work together fine?
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  2. Ethelwulf's Avatar
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       #2

    Dont really understand what your are saying

    you want to install windows 10 on your new ssd ?
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum. It's very simple you can clone your hard drive to the SSD and everything will work unless it's s lot smaller than the old drive in which case you can download win10 DVD remove old drive and install to new drive you don't need a serial number
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    Yeah I would like windows 10 but I only have windows 7 cd. I don't any problems between the 2 versions.
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  5. Ethelwulf's Avatar
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    creepyzaptor said:
    Yeah I would like windows 10 but I only have windows 7 cd. I don't any problems between the 2 versions.
    sorry man long ago windows 7 for me

    try what Samuria told you
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    Samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum. It's very simple you can clone your hard drive to the SSD and everything will work unless it's s lot smaller than the old drive in which case you can download win10 DVD remove old drive and install to new drive you don't need a serial number
    So I download the windows 10 on my ssd, remove my main drive then open up the win10 install? Will it work even if there is no windows on it? Also maybe i could install win7 and then download and install the win10 update?
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  7. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Upgrading from Win7 to Win 10 will carry over all the remnants and won't be as clean as fresh install. You can do fresh install.
    1. Download the Windows 10 ISO: Windows 10 Download
    2. Use Rufus - Create a bootable installation USB
    3. Temporarily disconnect the HD(s). With only the SSD connected. Perform a fresh install. When prompted for PID, click skip this step or I don't have the PID key
    4. Once done. Windows should be activated.
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