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  1.    22 May 2017 #21

    Checking on Amazon, the bottom of this page:
    The data transfer rate for Crucial is hugely less than all others (750 MB per second vs. 6GB per second). This must be a typo, no?
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  2.    22 May 2017 #22
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    This is the chart on that page showing the performance

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  3.    24 May 2017 #23

    According to Crucial: "When it comes to the roman numerals are an old way of stating the type of connection. This is what they are all stating SATA I = SATA 1.5Gb/s, SATA II = SATA 3.0Gb/s, and SATA III SATA 6.0 Gb/s. This drive states SATA 6Gb/s which is SATA III"
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  4.    06 Jun 2017 #24

    Now that the laptop is home I need to get down to business.

    If I remove the existing HD, replace it with a new SSD then how do install Win10?

    The existing Win8 update process wants to download (and I presume install) Win10 so I'm not sure how (if) I'd end up with an executable installation file of Win10 vs. Win10 installed on the wrong (old) drive?

    Mark
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  5.    07 Jun 2017 #25
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 414
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Hi,

    You can refer to the tutorial in the link below:
    Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  6.    07 Jun 2017 #26

    Is there anything related to Windows for which Brink has 'not' written an extremely thorough 'how to' <g>?!
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  7.    11 Jun 2017 #27
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,829
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    One reason that a laptop that old (which is not very old at all!) with those specs would give unacceptable performance with Windows 10 is due to throttling if the cooling system is occluded with dust and lint. There are many guides on how to clean the processor fan airways and heat exchanger if you Google this:

    Dell Inspiron 7537 BTX clean fan - Google Search
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  8.    11 Jun 2017 #28

    1 problem with Shawn's Win 10 clean install tutorial--an OEM product key.

    I've obtained the product key from the registry. However, I've read that entering the product key on a clean install (new drive) either will not work or will work sometimes vs. upgrading an existing (Win8) install--not what I need to do.

    I've also read reference to the preceding condition being variable depending upon which build of Windows 10. I have no clue what build. The filename is windows10.0-kb3081424-x64

    Is there a bulletproof way to clean install Windows 10 from USB on a machine that had Windows 8 on its mechanical drive and an OEM product key but will have as the target a blank SSD?
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  9.    11 Jun 2017 #29
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello Mark,

    A preinstalled Windows 10 OEM product key would be embedded in the UEFI firmware chip on the motherboard instead.

    It won't matter if you clean install to a new SSD. Windows 10 will automatically detect the key from the firmware chip, and use it to activate with during Windows Setup.
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  10.    11 Jun 2017 #30

    Not to beat an already dead horse, but...

    The product key that's embedded in the existing Dell is the key for Windows 8. You are saying that the clean install of Windows 10 on a new drive will read the key from some mysterious location within said Dell other than the prior mechanical drive and the OEM key for the earlier version will be found acceptable by MS for the installation and activation?

    Mark
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