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How To Reinstall Win7 From HDD To SSD Without Losing Activation Key

Windows Easy Transfer works well on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. When it came to the product key, it said that the key is invalid. I guess all I use Windows for anymore is games anyway. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android 0 6 months ago Reply slickxsparkie Oh so appreciated! have a peek here

Randy K Can I have a triple boot? Activate Windows 10 using Windows 7 key: http://www.askvg.com/now-you-can-activate-windows-10-using-windows-7-8-or-8-1-product-key/ Ghislain Hi VG ! Make sure its not the same partition which contained your previous Windows version which has been now upgraded to Windows 10. If old HDD works in new computer, you can dual boot between both OS by changing boot priority order in BIOS settings. @Mercurio Yes.

For everything else I run Linux. So boot into Windows 10 which was upgraded from Windows 7/8.1 in step 1 and then follow the steps given in following tutorial to restore previous Windows version: How to Restore It might seem a "cop out" to some who took the time to read this but, in my humble opinion, it is a very wise decision.

So, having it linked to my account is a good thing and also a hella a lot less hassle. 1 6 months ago Reply gamo62 Do not see an option to I am not that computer savvy but I know enough to try new things. In retrospect, what I should have really done is create a fresh install of Windows 7 on a new partition and simply upgraded that. You'll need to enter you local account password if a Microsoft account hasn't been added to your computer.

As you will use the same key for Windows 7 and Windows 10. AMAZING! Click Update & security. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/cloning-windows-7-drive-to-a-newer-hard-drive-lose/0e3a6d99-9ec3-43bd-bead-c8b45d3b3aab I installed Win10 on it last night (bootcamp) and I cannot activate it. "No digital entitlement" and it's telling me the license is being used on a different machine.

If you want to install a full version of Windows 10 instead of an upgrade, you'll need to buy a copy of the operating system." Can you confirm if the above could not get a useable clone via software on the new SSD . I contacted this herbal doctor and bought the herbal medicine from him, i received it within 6 days and applied it as prescribed and was totally cured within 19 days of The new feature allows you to access the Activation Troubleshooter quickly to re-activate your free upgrade copy of Windows 10.

Will just use OSX from now on. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrading-hardware-tips-moving-windows-installation-without-reinstall/ So trying to install on another pc is theft. solved how to add ssd without losing my games solved How to switch boot drive to SSD without losing data? One thing I ran into with cloning.

VG ^^ If you install Windows 7 after installing Windows 10, it'll overwrite Windows 10 boot loader and you'll only get Windows 7 boot loader. http://lacosteradigital.com/how-to/what-scanner-are-you-using-with-win7.html Please try again now or at a later time. Thats true that there are some privacy issues in Windows 10 and if you are happy with Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can keep using those OS without any problem. i did this all from within windows 10, which is activated, as it says on the system properties page.

Read more: How to Perform Clean Installation of Windows 10 with Activation? Because of this, you *don't* have to buy a new key for replacements, just need to transfer it. You can boot using Windows 10 setup disc or bootable USB and try to repair boot loader. http://lacosteradigital.com/how-to/activation-problem.html Read More and manually replace drivers until Windows is working again, a process that can become extremely tedious.

So, you want to check for updates periodically. VG ^^ It'll work for Windows 7 without any problem. The older drive had vista that has clean installed win 10 on it now.

Then we'll clone your current disk onto the SSD.

I want all new hardware. I have read comments that one should disconnect the drive on which XP resides before doing an upgrade to Win 10 on the other drive. Thanks in advance. There are numerous posts on the web about Windows Sleep/Wake issues, without a clear fix, but it seems to be related to Power Management and the order it (the OS Kernel)

to solve this broblem just disable and reenable it: in CMD (Admin) Type: powercfg.exe -h off powercfg.exe -h on Reply Joe Austin December 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm After much consideration, This method shares the downsides of just moving a hard drive because that’s effectively what you’re doing. The device you're trying to activate doesn't match the type of device you've linked to your digital license. this contact form For most of the users, it has been regarded as a hard problem to do it.

It originally came with Vista and was then updated to Windows 7 Pro. As it turns out, my computer did not have enough disk space to update with the latest build.  The error messages never pointed to disk space. Just install Windows 10 on a different partition of same hard disk. This machine has nevernhad an OEM or retail license on it. 0 6 months ago Reply sbcontt Are you sure?

I will stay with this. Since you already have older Windows versions i.e. It's installed. Read More , for example, is a major performance upgrade.

Tell them so. I did not have any issues whatsoever when I cloned my old HD to this SSD so was hoping it would be easy when I put it into the new tower Copy Disk/Partitions Copy selected partitions or hard drive to transfer data or upgrade disk. And speaking of hardware changes, one time i added new ssd drive and do a clean install of windows 10 using media creation tool.