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installing windows onto second SSD

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Currently, i have windows installed on a 60gb SSD which I am using as the boot drive and I am using a HDD for secondary storage. I want to upgrade my 60gb SSD and buy a new SSD which is bigger(prob a 128gb one) and do a fresh install of windows on this one. My concern is with my 60gb SSD. What will happen to the windows OS that is installed on this? I want to format the 60gb SSD and use it as another drive, should I do this before or after I've installed windows on the new SSD? when I do install windows on the new SSD, will there be issues with the product key?

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Disconnect 60GB SSD. Connect new SSD. Install windows on this.
Once windows is all installed and that is your boot drive, reconnect SSD, check boot priority to ensure it isn't going to boot from your old drive. Format / secure erase your 60GB SSD. You can use the same product key, the old windows will get deactivated after 30 days or so. thumb.gif
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Thankyou, much appreciated
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As long as you install it on the same computer an you are using an OEM windows version it should be fine and you can use the same product. I've used my product about 20 times no problem.

 

You cannot format the ssd of course until you have a fresh windows install. Just make sure you're booting from the 120gb one. Also, woudn't it just beeasier making a software jbod in windows and keep the OS on the first one?

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Ahh ok, yep OEM. I was thinking of that, but i was also thinking of moving the old 60gb to my laptop. Just gotta do some more research to broaden my options. ty
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