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I bought a desktop with win 10 OS installed. I would like to replace the HD with a new SSD drive. I think that I remember reading that unlike Win 7 that MS allows you to do that without having to call MS.
Is that correct? Thanks in advance.
James Fuller

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Was this a new machine that came with W10?

If so, you're good to go. Backup all your data first, and then get the W10 media creator and make a bootable USB. Install from that and W10 should activate. How is on the web.
Dafydd.

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Well I've added SSD's to the last 2 laptops i purchased

and didn't have to call MS. I cloned the HD to the SSD and it worked flawlessly. One was on Windows 7 and the other Windows 8. Now if you do a clean install you'll probably have to enter a key since Windows 10 was is an OEM version installed in the factory.

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