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Change System Drive on Win 8 Pro Upgrade?

  1. #1

    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Change System Drive on Win 8 Pro Upgrade?

    I have it activated. I would like to replace the system drive with a new SSD drive and use that in the same computer. I would use an imaging program to backup, replace the drive, and recover to the system to the new SSD.

    Will that affect my activation status?

    Many thanks,

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  2. #2

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Maybe but probably not. Even if it does, it shouldn't be a problem activating it again. You are allowed some hardware changes. Swapping out the hard drive shouldn't be a big deal as far as activation goes.
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