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I've bought an Intel 530 series 240GB ssd and intend to use it as the boot drive. I'm planning on using the data migration tool available on Intel's website. I've heard that after all is done, windows has to be reactivated.

I wanted to know whether it's possible to reactivate windows 8.1 without making a phone call to Microsoft?
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Originally Posted by dbmsts View Post

I've bought an Intel 530 series 240GB ssd and intend to use it as the boot drive. I'm planning on using the data migration tool available on Intel's website. I've heard that after all is done, windows has to be reactivated.

I wanted to know whether it's possible to reactivate windows 8.1 without making a phone call to Microsoft?

Just enter the serial number again, I've entered mine a bunch of times already (even when upgrading hardware).
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If you have an external disk, you can create a system image; replace the SSD and restore the image.
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I havent tried this on Win8.1 and I don't know how Intel's data migration tool affects it, but with most previous versions of Windows restoring an image to a new ssd or harddrive does not trigger a re-activation check.
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Just enter the serial number again, I've entered mine a bunch of times already (even when upgrading hardware).


I tend to get ah bored I guess is the word and I change out my system between a few different builds... It seems rather random as I can change out say my Intel stuff for my AMD and install Win 8 (upgrade to 8.1) and it will simply be activated. Then the next time (or few times) I might have to call the automated line. Then the next it simply activates right off... etc
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