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Solved If I clone my OS, does it stay valid?


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Hey, not sure if this is the right subforum :p


I'm planning on upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD, but if I do so, does my installation of windows 8.1 stay valid? Do I need a new key?
 

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    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop

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Hey, not sure if this is the right subforum :p


I'm planning on upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD, but if I do so, does my installation of windows 8.1 stay valid? Do I need a new key?
Yes, your OS should work OK on the SSD if you make a direct clone of it from the hard drive drive.

My normal backup routine is to clone my main system drive, which is an SSD, to a hard drive and I can boot from either drive.
If my SSD dies or becomes infected/corrupted I reboot into the backup hard drive and make a clone copy of that to the SSD.
Never had a problem with Windows complaining about an invalid key.

Note that I CLONE the drives, not IMAGE them.
Cloned drives are bootable so work well as backup drives.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

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