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I have a laptop with W7 home premium, which was an upgrade from Vista.

No disc and I dont know the seriel.
I want to take out the HDD and stick in a SSD with a fresh install.

This possilbe? If so, how?
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you could probably make a copy of your drive you have now...then in windows you can format and reinstall without the disc.
    
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You can install with upgrade disk, just install customize. I was able to install with my upgrade disk on my SSD, you need the serial for window 7 to activate and the home premium to install if not you are out of luck. You can retrieve the serial of the window 7 by majic jellybean program.

I have heard if you can not activate on the 1st install by inputing the serial, just install windows 7 twice to get it activate window 7 due to needing the mbr to recognize that you have a previous windows os.
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