Windows 10: Update advice on 2 computers.

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  1.    18 Jan 2016 #21

    whs said: View Post
    And what in particular does that explain.
    The term "grumpy old man" comes to mind.....I'm only 65, so I am still a young'n
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  2.    18 Jan 2016 #22

    Just the opposite. The students that I teach who are in their early twenties think that I am one of them.
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  3.    18 Jan 2016 #23

    whs said: View Post
    Just the opposite. The students that I teach who are in their early twenties think that I am one of them.
    Well that's a good thing!! I also will admit that Windows 7 Ultimate which I ran for years, on 2 of my computers, was rock solid. I still have 1 Windows 7 Ultimate DVD with a key I've never used. Bought it in 2012 just for a backup, plus, I bought it for a great price too. Still have one older computer, not online, that still has Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I've never liked Windows 8 or 8.1 that's was just junk to me. Then I started playing with Windows 10 Pro, it's still got some bugs that drives me nuts, I'll admit it, but its getting better.....slowly.... and I like the challenge of trying to figure out some of its problems. It will be a pretty good OS at some point in the future. Plus all the Great members we have here on Windows 10 is a big plus plus for me. So many real good people here makes one feel right at home....kind of thing... Anyhow...I'm way off the subject I'm out :)
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  4.    18 Jan 2016 #24

    Our hopes die last. But it looks like you are well covered.
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  5.    18 Jan 2016 #25

    maarkr said: View Post
    . My concern was the ability to upgrade a desktop computer using the SSD that was in a laptop... both from a licensing perspective and ability to use the laptop SSD in the desktop.
    I put a 250SSD into my Win7 desktop one month before the Win10 came down the pipe. The win7 operating system and programs were cloned to the Samsung 250. The only issue was dealing with the 500gb size of the original hd ...shrinking or trimming the clone down to the 250.
    ( I have other harddrives for data storage. I don't keep data in the User acct/MyDocs etc) The system and program files is under 50mg.
    Win 10 was upgraded to this SSD.
    Although I had fast 7200 harddrives there is no comparison to the SSD performance.
    Win10 recognized this hardware structure as the system.
    This cannot be done AFTER the Win10 install. Win10 will recognize a hardware change.
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  6.    18 Jan 2016 #26

    Just a little hint - next time use imaging rather than cloning. Then you can move a larger partition to a smaller SSD (provided the data fits and you leave some room for over-provisioning). When you restore the image, the size will be adjusted.
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  7.    18 Jan 2016 #27

    I hired the services of a trained technician for this task. I assumed he cloned. I asked if he had any issues and he said the words about the size difference. Afterwards I concluded perhaps he hadn't done that specific task on a regular basis since I had mentioned the factor of 'trim' when I handed the machine in. I provided him with the software that would do the task. It all worked out well in the end.
    I'll remember your advice for or if there is a future 'event' :)
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  8.    18 Jan 2016 #28

    Rose W said: View Post
    This cannot be done AFTER the Win10 install. Win10 will recognize a hardware change.
    That would be incorrect. Windows 10 will only de-activate itself if the motherboard is changed. I myself (and thousands of others) have personally cloned a HDD upgraded to an SSD with Windows 10 and it cloned and remained activated just fine.
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  9.    18 Jan 2016 #29

    Oh!...good clarification.
    I was misinformed originally....or I assumed...
    At the time the words said were 'Let's do this transfer early and be sure everything is running smoothly before the install of Win 10'
    I had set up that he would install the new Win10 but it slipped in one day when I clicked the pop up message too quickly and the install proceeded. That first install went very well. It took a long time but smooth until November. Then the story changed after November
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