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How to upgrade clean install to ssd.

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    How to upgrade clean install to ssd.

    I have a Dell Studio XPS 9000 running Windows 7 home premium 64bit and a USB 3 card installed. I want to upgrade it to Windows 8.1. I also have an HP laptop Envy dv6 running Windows 8.1 USB 3 compatible. I also have an Intel SSD 335 Series 240 GB, on which I want the upgrade to be installed, and a USB 3 NexStar caddy.

    I imagine the most elegant approach would be to load Windows 8.1 on the SSD via the caddy connected to the HP laptop which is connected to the Internet, and then install the SSD into the Dell Studio XPS 9000.

    Am I right or is there a better way? If indeed this is the best option then I would be most grateful if someone could point me in the right direction regarding explicit instructions. If for whatever reason this is a no go then please suggest an alternative approach.

    Somehow I need to pay for the upgrade, online hopefully using my Visa card (New Zealand), and use the appropriate code to make it all happen all in a legal and proper manner. When all is done I would format the original drive in the Dell machine and use it for data.

    Thanks for feedback.

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