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Snake
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USA
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Posted - December 15 2015 :  19:25:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK...Replacing a HD without the OS on it went well. Now, I would like to replace the OS HD with a larger HD.I was told that I could do it by cloning the original HD to the larger HD, but that I would have to authenticate the new HD with Microsoft. I haven't done that in so long I forget how to do it. Need some guidance. TY

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GoneToPlaid
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USA
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Posted - March 18 2016 :  05:35:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Windows Activation may or may not be triggered after you clone your hard drive to a new hard drive. It all depends on how many "points" have been consumed. In any event, if Windows Activation is triggered then all you have to do is simply reactivate Windows using your current license key. I recall that you are "good to go" if you haven't made any other significant hardware changes to your computer during the last 4 months.

So immediately after you clone and possibly have to reactivate your Windows installation, now would be a good time to also install or replace any additional hardware which you want to put into your computer. Examples are new CD/DVD/Blue Ray drives, a different network card, or a new graphics card. Install all of these immediately after you have booted from your cloned hard drive, but before you reactivate Windows since you have a grace period before reactivating Windows. The point to doing this before reactivating is that, if instead you reactivate Windows and then install new hardware, reactivation might be triggered yet again and might require a call to Microsoft to get a new license key since your hardware once again changed within 4 months.

Edited by - GoneToPlaid on March 18 2016 05:38:30
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Snake
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USA
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Posted - July 13 2016 :  13:40:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, It worked perfectly. No activation required. I used a cheap external HD enclosure and placed the new HD it it. Then cloned the new HD and swapped it for the old HD. TX JC

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
2 X GeForce GTX 470 VGC SLI Linked
Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
1 X HD 1 TB Western Digital Black 7200 RPM
2 X HD 150GB Western Digital Raptor 10K RPM
1 X HD 300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor 10K RPM
2 X ASUS 24X DVD Burner
MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
PWR Supply: Ultra 3X 1000W SLI Ready
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case "Full Tower"
Monitor: Samsung P2770H, LCD, 1920x1080, response 2ms, 70,000:1 Contrast
Logitech X-230 Speakers
Logitech Gaming Mouse MX-518
SteelSeries 7G Gaming Keyboard
SteelSeries Gaming Headphones V-2
Logitech HD Pro WebCam C 910

Edited by - Snake on July 13 2016 14:49:50
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