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Replacing hard drive changes Windows licence?

2021-04-28, 16:41 PM

Hello everyone.

I want to know if replacing my hard drive changes my windows licence. They have Windows 10 pro into a 512 GB SSD, however I want to change the SDD to 1 TB.

I do not really want to break it down.

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Re:Replacing hard drive changes Windows licence?

2021-04-28, 18:57 PM

If it's the version of Windows that came with your laptop, it's baked into the BIOS. Windows should see that and be fine.

 

That said, I've cloned a bunch of hard drives on computers that didn't have the key in the BIOS and those worked flawlessly. Windows should figure out it's on a different hard drive, but in the same computer.

 

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Re:Replacing hard drive changes Windows licence?

2021-04-28, 17:42 PM

Hi, I have upgraded the SSD of my E470 that had OEM Win 10 Pro installed without any problem. No guarantee of course, but I think this is a standard procedure and they wouldn't risk having lots of cases with broken installations. Good luck and best regards, Jens

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Re:Replacing hard drive changes Windows licence?

2021-04-28, 18:57 PM

If it's the version of Windows that came with your laptop, it's baked into the BIOS. Windows should see that and be fine.

 

That said, I've cloned a bunch of hard drives on computers that didn't have the key in the BIOS and those worked flawlessly. Windows should figure out it's on a different hard drive, but in the same computer.

 

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