Update advice on 2 computers.

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  1. Posts : 67
    Windows 11
       #1

    Update advice on 2 computers.


    I have 2 computers that I need advice for... my daughters computer I upgraded to Win 7 a few years ago. My old laptop was upgraded to Win 8 on a new SSD a few years ago also. The laptop died (i guess... no post or anything). Now I have an SSD with the Win 8 upgrade, and my daughters computer with Win 7.
    I'm thinking I cannot just use the SSD in my daughters machine since it's a different mobo and the Win license won't transfer??? What can I do with the SSD and Win 8 upgrade license? I also want to get my daughters machine upgraded to Win 10. Am I best just to upgrade the Win 7 machine to 10 and bite the bullet on the Win 8 SSD? What a waste of my upgrade license.
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  2. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #2

    The Win8 license is only good if it is a retail license. An OEM license died with the system - unless you can talk Microsoft into activating it for another PC. You have a good story with a dead PC.

    The SSD you can use as any disk. And if I were you I would stay away from Windows 10.
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  3. Posts : 67
    Windows 11
    Thread Starter
       #3

    well, it is a retail license... since it's only 256Gb it's not ideal for a non-system disk... and why are you on the Win 10 forum telling people to stay away from Win 10?
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  4. Posts : 124,827
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
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    maarkr said:
    well, it is a retail license... since it's only 256Gb it's not ideal for a non-system disk... and why are you on the Win 10 forum telling people to stay away from Win 10?
    If you have 2 computers, you can upgrade both to Windows 10. Home to home Pro to Pro What seems to be the problem with upgrading to Windows 10?
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  5. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #5

    Is there a rule who can be on the Win10 forum. But regarding the migration to Win10 from 7 or 8.1, I have a simple rule: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
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  6. Posts : 124,827
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #6

    Their are lots of members here that can help you with upgrading your computers to Windows 10. Just so you know. :)
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  7. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #7

    OldMike65 said:
    Their are lots of members here that can help you with upgrading your computers to Windows 10. Just so you know. :)
    Maybe you can also explain why somebody should upgrade to W10. A list of additional functions that one absolutely must have would help.
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  8. Posts : 124,827
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
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    whs said:
    Maybe you can also explain why somebody should upgrade to W10. A list of assitional functions that one absolutely must have would help.
    I AM NOT going to debate this issue with you.......I also don't agree with you telling folks who are interested or want to upgrade their computer to Windows 10.....not too!!! But.......to each his own, you have a right to your opinion, and I have the same right to mine. Lets leave it at that....
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  9. Posts : 67
    Windows 11
    Thread Starter
       #9

    uhhh... i haven't tried upgrading the computer yet. 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.
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  10. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #10

    OldMike65 said:
    I AM NOT going to debate this issue with you.......I also don't agree with you telling folks who are interested or want to upgrade their computer to Windows 10.....not too!!! But.......to each his own, you have a right to your opinion, and I have the same right to mine. Lets leave it at that....
    Kind of a poor answer. But I did not expect any better.
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