1.    11 Jan 2016 #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.    11 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    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.    11 Jan 2016 #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.    11 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever View Post
    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.    12 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 112
    Win 7

    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.    12 Jan 2016 #6

    Hi
    just thought the same thing, doing it now

    thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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