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Question about switching from HDD to SSD.

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February 5, 2014 2:27:54 PM

So my old Hard Drive feels extremely sluggish and slow as of late (been about 2 years) and I've finally opted for a 240 GB SSD.


I had a few questions about the transition though.

So I have W7 Ultimate on the HD. I want to reuse the CD and install W7 on the SSD. Can I just install W7 on the SSD and make it the primary drive? Leaving the HDD intact WITH W7 still on it and then just use it as a storage, or do I have to format/wipe it out before I can reuse the W7 on the new SSD.

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a c 293 G Storage
February 5, 2014 2:55:47 PM

For technical reasons you need to remove the hard drive from from your computer (or at least disconnect it's data cable) before you install Windows on the SSD. If you don't, Windows Setup will assume that you want it to set up a dual-boot configuration with a dual-boot startup menu every time you turn on your PC. I assume you don't want that?

When your new install is up and running, you can reconnect the HDD and re-format it for storage purposes. The re-format will also keep you legal within the terms of your Microsoft single-user licence.
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a c 887 G Storage
February 5, 2014 3:31:20 PM

Phillip Corcoran said:
The re-format will also keep you legal within the terms of your Microsoft single-user licence.


I'm not sure what you mean by that but you can have as many copies of a single license installed to the same pc as you want. You just can't install it to multiple pc's.
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