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How to clone SSD with windows 8.1 to a clean SSD?

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March 13, 2014 12:39:44 PM

So I've purchased a newer SSD, but I've used my windows 8.1 code on this old SSD. I want to move windows 8.1 to the new SSD ( won't be using the old one anymore).

I have nothing else other than the OS I want to move - how will I go about this?

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Additional Info: Moving from Intel 530 120gb to Samsung 840 Evo 250gb
a b * Windows 8
March 13, 2014 12:43:47 PM

no need to clone here,your win8 key will work for a clean install on the new hdd.
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March 13, 2014 12:45:56 PM

So will I first have to wipe my old SSD in order to use the key on the new one? (I've searched around and consensus seems to be that 1 key is only good for 1 pc at a time).
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a b * Windows 8
March 13, 2014 12:47:20 PM

no,you should be ok to install on the new hdd.
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a c 450 * Windows 8
March 13, 2014 12:49:51 PM

Ashihtaka said:
So will I first have to wipe my old SSD in order to use the key on the new one? (I've searched around and consensus seems to be that 1 key is only good for 1 pc at a time).


That's not 'consensus', but rather the actual terms. 1 license, 1 PC.

If you bought Windows 8.1 and you installed it, you can reinstall as many times as you want, using that same key. Change drives, change other hardware, change the whole PC.
Only one PC at a time per license.

And no, you don't have to 'wipe' it before.
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March 13, 2014 12:50:34 PM

Ah, excellent. Thank you everyone.
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