Windows 10: SSD upgrade

Discus and support SSD upgrade in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all. I have a six year old Dell Studio 1747 laptop; which is still performing great. The only problem I've had with it was design flaw incorporating... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by AllanP, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. AllanP Win User

    SSD upgrade


    Hi all. I have a six year old Dell Studio 1747 laptop; which is still performing great. The only problem I've had with it was design flaw incorporating the on/off switch in the hinge. Anyways I digress. I have a 240GB SSD on order and plan on replacing the 500GB hard drive; then moving the 500GB to the second drive bay. I know I could clone the 500, but thought I would do a fresh install. My question is: Will Microsoft begrudge the new hardware and not accept my W10 SN?
    TIA Allan

    :)
     
    AllanP, Mar 22, 2016
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  2. Kelvrin Win User

    Clean install windows 10; do I need to upgrade first, and then do a clean install of Windows 10?

    Does this apply when Clean installing on a new ssd? or should I install win7 on my new ssd then upgrade and then clean install?? I get the new ssd on Friday. Just wondering if I should upgrade on my current hdd or wait for the ssd.
     
    Kelvrin, Mar 22, 2016
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  3. WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE - ERROR MESSAGE 8007045D-2000C

    I experienced this error multiple times while trying to upgrade a Win7 Ultimate install on an SSD. A Win7 Pro install on a hard drive in the same machine upgraded without issue.

    The problem was due to SSD being incompatible with the Windows 10 upgrade system. The solution was to use Pen Drive Linux's dd utility to image the SSD install to a hard drive, upgrade the imaged install to Windows 10, and then image the upgraded install back
    to the SSD.
     
    R.J. Dunnill, Mar 22, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    SSD upgrade

    It will activate via digital entitlement. Assuming this came from an upgrade from Windows 7/8/8,1? If for some reason the digital entitlement is corrupted on Microsoft activation servers (and a few did not save correctly in the very early days of the free upgrades), the worst you will have to do is go to the activation screen, change product key, and enter your Windows 7/8/8.1 product key. If you have a Windows 8 product key stored in bios, the Windows 10 clean install will read that anyway, even if the digital entitlement is corrupted at Microsoft.

    If you don't have your Windows 7/8/8.1 product key and you have not done a clean install since the upgrade, you can get it with Showkeyplus from this forum:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
     
    NavyLCDR, Mar 22, 2016
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  5. Hard drives shouldn't be part of what makes a computer a "computer". Swapping what may be the most replaced component in a computer isn't going to trip your activation.
     
    DeaconFrost, Mar 22, 2016
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  6. AllanP Win User
    Thanks. I tried multiple times to up from 8.1 with as many failures where the upgrade hung. I wound up re-installing Windows 7 or 8 (can't remember), then upping to 10; then doing a fresh 10 install; so it should work.
     
    AllanP, Mar 22, 2016
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  7. AllanP Win User
    Well all went reasonably well. I didn't have a SATA connector so wasn't able to connect both drives. I was just going to put filler in to hold the SSD, but seeing as I couldn't connect both; I used the old bracket to secure the SSD. My thoughts are to shrink the 240GB SSD to give me around 26GB for Linux. Anyone have any opinions on that? I just don't want to jeopardize the integrity or life span of the SSD. I could wait until I get the caddy and connector for the old drive and put Linux on there.
     
    AllanP, Apr 4, 2018
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