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so i just bought a samsung 500gb ssd, and i wanna know how i go about putting windows 10 on it.

i currently have a harddrive with win 10 on it that i plan to unplug and then plug the new drive in. I burned the win 10 iso on a dvd-r.. do i just plug the new drive in, boot from cd, and install win 10? if so, how will it know i have a licence key?

thanks!
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post #2 of 13
Do you still a legit copy of win 10 with the serial number?
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i have a legit win 7 pro licence and used the free upgrade to go to 10 on the current harddrive.
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post #4 of 13
Key is stored in BIOS, no problem. Just install it, registration and validation is automatic.

Make sure you wait 2-3 days from upgrading to 10, before you reinstall. (Some stupid bug, don't get me started)
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You don't want to keep your current install...?

You could just clone what you already have on your hard drive onto your SSD and it will work. Don't have to through the hassle of re-installing (unless you really want to tongue.gif )
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If you have an external drive, you can use windows back up to make in image of your HDD and boot from a repair disk and reimage your entire HDD onto your SSD.
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You don't want to keep your current install...?

You could just clone what you already have on your hard drive onto your SSD and it will work. Don't have to through the hassle of re-installing (unless you really want to tongue.gif )
You mean plug in the HDD, and drag C: onto it?
That works?
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i want a frehs install, dont want any of the current stuff from the old HDD on my new SSD.

so with that said, im still confused..

are you guys saying the only way to do a fresh win 10 install on a new fresh ssd is to first install win 7, then use the free upgrade icon to upgrade to 10?

or is there a way to simply install a fresh win 10 onto the fresh SSD with the win 10 iso i burned?
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by white owl View Post

You mean plug in the HDD, and drag C: onto it?
That works?

Oh of course not, not that simply. Get some cloning software and do a bit by bit copy from HDD to SSD. Macrium reflect works well last time I used it for my 480GB crucial m500.
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i want a frehs install, dont want any of the current stuff from the old HDD on my new SSD.

so with that said, im still confused..

are you guys saying the only way to do a fresh win 10 install on a new fresh ssd is to first install win 7, then use the free upgrade icon to upgrade to 10?

or is there a way to simply install a fresh win 10 onto the fresh SSD with the win 10 iso i burned?

IIRC Micro$oft made it so win7 and 8/8.1 keys could be used to activate win10 installs now to make life easier. You'll have to look it up but you should be able to skip the win7 install again.
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Originally Posted by SpartanVXL View Post

Oh of course not, not that simply. Get some cloning software and do a bit by bit copy from HDD to SSD. Macrium reflect works well last time I used it for my 480GB crucial m500.

I use Macrium also. used it on mine a few times and lots for friends and family. does a great job, I use the free version.
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