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Product activation after installing new hard drive

Last response: in Storage
October 11, 2013 8:12:26 AM

Hi when we buy hard drive from western digital they offer WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system . I do not have Installation cd or key for my windows 8 OS. Is it possible to install the OS from the old hard drive to the new one without product activation key?

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a c 371 G Storage
October 11, 2013 8:40:17 AM

If it clones the drive I would expect the activation key to already be installed. if it does ask for activation, simply call microsoft for support.
a c 93 G Storage
October 11, 2013 8:41:01 AM

If you clone the data from one drive to another, your previous activation will still be in place. So, you will not need a new product activation key.

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