fresh install with new HDD


  1. Posts : 1,334
    windows 10 PRO
       #1

    fresh install with new HDD


    I have upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 then did a clean install.....

    need ed to change the laptop HDD will I be able to do a clean install and achieve activation or is there a procedure to follow

    thanks
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  2. Posts : 13,697
    Windows10
       #2

    Just simply reinstall, and it will activate automatically (skip any key entry).

    In rare event it fails to activate, you can use your old windows key if you install version 10586.

    Note: good plan to make an image backup of current install just in case things go pearshaped.
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  3. Posts : 1,334
    windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #3

    thanks
    will give it a try....will keep the old HDD as a backup anyway.....
    fitting to a DV 6700 laptop I assume there is no HDD size limit
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  4. Posts : 13,697
    Windows10
       #4

    reddwarf4ever said:
    thanks
    will give it a try....will keep the old HDD as a backup anyway.....
    fitting to a DV 6700 laptop I assume there is no HDD size limit

    Assuming laptop is eufi based, no limit. For older legacy bios limit is 2.2TB without special drivers.
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  5. Posts : 112
    Win 7
       #5

    If there are many programs installed or files saved on the old hard drive, better clone everything to the new HDD. This will save you some time to reinstall everything. Use Macrium reflect or Easeus todo backup freeware to clone.
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  6. Posts : 1,334
    windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hi
    just thought the same thing, doing it now

    thanks
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