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July 16, 2013 7:35:45 PM

So I just decided to upgrade my laptop from a standard 5,400 rpm HDD to a SanDisk SSD to increase boot speed and program speed and clean up a dirty drive. But my question is:

Can I use the same Windows 7 key on the bottom of the laptop to reinstall a copy of Windows 7 from a matching 64 bit OS W7 that came separate of the computer? Of course without violating the OEM contracts of W7.

I would still be using the same hardware in the laptop that came with the key aside from the hard drive.

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July 16, 2013 7:47:08 PM

Yes, you can. You may need to copy the recovery partition over or get a new DVD though.
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a b D Laptop
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July 16, 2013 10:39:43 PM

FYI as one whom did something akin to this. Install clean install to SSD, then map the Temp Files, Profiles (My documents, etc.) to the HDD. Install all games / normal programs (including in the future) to the HDD and you will get the benefit from the OS but this won't resolve programs still loading slowly.

Why not put it all on SSD? Because SSDs have VERY LOW read/write lifes, thus they wear out VERY fast as compared to a HDD. Keep rewriting where the icons are stored, log files, temp files to be added and deleted and added and deleted and addded and deleted repeat repeat repeat BOOM SSD failure. So it takes soem management but I love my 30sec reboots.
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July 16, 2013 11:21:36 PM

Uh, no. P/E cycles aren't an issue for most people due to wear leveling, which actually stores new/modified files in sections of NAND that are the least written to.

There's no reason that all the stuff on your desktop has to be on the same part of the SSD.
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July 18, 2013 7:41:52 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Yes, you can. You may need to copy the recovery partition over or get a new DVD though.



Thank you for your info! My question is to that, can I use a Windows 7 DVD that I already have from a different W7 purchase, it is 64 bit to match my laptop's key OS. I can definitely burn the recovery partition to a DVD.
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July 18, 2013 7:53:35 PM

You can, as long as it's the same version of 7 (i.e. Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate)
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July 18, 2013 8:29:22 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
You can, as long as it's the same version of 7 (i.e. Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate)


Okay, thank you so much, I really appreciate it :D 
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