1.    11 Aug 2015 #1
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    Upgrade to Win10 followed by clean install to a new SSD?


    I have duly upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Windows 10 and it is shown as 'Activated': I have also downloaded the Windows 10 ISO file and saved that to a DVD: I now want to change my boot HDD to an SSD. Would the following method make sense?
    1. Install the SSD and clone my existing boot HDD (C to it
    2. Make the SSD the boot drive C: and my HDD the D: drive
    3. Use the above mentioned DVD to perform a Clean Install on the SSD (to get rid of all the Win 7 crud built up on it)
    4. Just reinstall Office, Lightroom, Photoshop etc as required, on the SSD

    My questions are:
    Would Microsoft allow Activation on the new system (and how do I contact them to find out)?
    Will the Windows.old folder created last week still be deleteable if it is now on the D: drive?
    Doing (3) above won't create another windows.old will it?

    Apologies for so many questions on my first Post!

    Nortonian
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    if you clone the drive - anything on the drive will be copied over

    I would just try to clean install to SSD (with HDD unplugged) and see if you get activation..
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    if you clone the drive - anything on the drive will be copied over

    I would just try to clean install to SSD (with HDD unplugged) and see if you get activation..
    and he should. That's what I would do.
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  4.    11 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Hi Guys

    Thanks for that! You must know that the ISO disk will install straight on to the blank SSD?

    I thought I had a great reason for cloning the C: drive, but now I can't think of it, so I will give it a go.

    Cheers
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