1.) Plug in the SSD and upgrade the firmware with the Corsair firmware updater.
2.) Turn off your computer and unplug old hard drive.
3.) Boot into BIOS and change SATA mode to AHCI.
4.) Change boot priority to CDROM and put Windows 7 disk into disk drive.
5.) Save your BIOS settings, reboot and install Windows.
6.) Turn off your computer and connect your hard drive.
7.) Boot into BIOS and change boot priority to SSD.
8.) Boot into Windows, open Windows Explorer, right-click on the drive letter of your hard drive (D: Drive probably), select “Format…”, and Quick Format the drive.
If you are only upgrading your drive then yes, your Product Key will work.
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