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Help Reinstalling Windows on Laptop (SSD)

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I'm about to replace the hard drive in my laptop with an SSD. First I thought I could just use the HP Recovery Manager to create recovery discs and use them to reinstall on the SSD. But when I contacted HP, they said the recovery disc made from their Recovery Manager would prevent me from reinstalling on anything other than their hard drive.

So I asked what if I used Windows' own system image option to create a disc and they said the image would still be created from the recovery partition and thus will prevent me from installing on the SSD.

This all seems very weird because it implies that I can't possibly replace the hard drive without purchasing a brand new copy of Windows.

I know tons of people switch their laptop HDDs for SSDs so there must be a way to do this.
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You could try downloading an OEM version from the internet, burn it to a disk and install it. Then use your license key to activate it. Sadly, this does not always work (sometimes it gets deactivated a few days later). I'm not sure if I may even tell you this.
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Well, I'm going to try to use the system image disc to install on the SSD. Can't hurt to try.
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Yup, worked just fine. Put in the SSD, used the recovery discs to do a minimal install without all the bloatware. Blazing fast laptop.

I guess they were just doing their job of discouraging the use of any non-HP authorized replacement parts.
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