I've been a visitor here a lot but this is my first post.
I have a Dell XPS1645 Studio which came with Windows 7 x 64 bit Professional installed some 3 years ago. Last year I built a new desktop PC, mainly for work purposes. (Samsung SSD 128G 830, IB i5-3750K CPU, GTX66oTi GPU, 16G xDDR3 Ram, Asus Sabertooth 77 M/B, etc). The Dell has served me well and I would like to keep it, it has recently run out of it's 3 year warranty so I've decided to upgrade whatever components I can with the latest/ best..
I want to exchange the hard drive in both computers.
Originally I came up a little short in my estimates on the SSD for the PC build with only 128G (the OS, programs etc take up more than the 50% mark and I can't trim it down enough.
The Dell has a standard drive which I would like to replace with a high end SSD. The 128G SSD from the PC would be OK for the Dell and I would replace the 128 SSD currently in the desktop PC with a Samsung 840 250G as main drive, with existing 1TB Samsung HDD to remain as storage.
I have a number of high end, 500G-1TB external drives I can hook to the laptop for storage.
I have the retail pack Win 7 x 64bit Home premium disk for the PC.
The Dell was OEM but the serial number is still on the Dell laptop. Both computers are in a Homegroup network and I also have an Apple iPad3 also linked.
It would be nice if I could take the 128G SSD from the PC and slot it into the Dell laptop and do a clean install in the Desktop with the Retail Pack I have on a new 250G SSD, but I guess there is no known way to do that?
Anyone where I can download Win 7 x 64bit Professional for clean re-install to the laptop?
Thanks for any advice.