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No windows license need bigger and faster hard drive


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#1 coolDorK

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 05:08 PM

I wanted to upgrade my aging computer as I have almost no memory, I was looking into those new SSD drives. Is there anyway that I can upgrade my computer to a new SSD drive without having a windows license or any of the software that came with my computer. I have been told that I can clone my old hard drive somehow and I'm ready to go buy the SSD drive I just want to make sure that I won't run into any kind of problems. If someone can make things clearer for me I'd really appreciate it. Thanks


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 09:39 PM

this article provides a nice step by step. Some of the steps may or may not be needed, depending on how much information is on your current hard drive. If you only have 150 gigs of stuff on your current drive, and your moving it to say a 240 gig SSD you wont have to worry about slimming your storage space down, however, if you got 500 gigs of stuff on a regular hard drive and  your going to a 240 gig SSD you will have to slim it down.

 

http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid-state-drive-without-reinstalling-windows


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 02:13 PM

Thanks man really appreciate it



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 06:31 PM

no problem, if you have any problems with it let us know!


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 02:44 PM

Hey mister, I did everything it told me in the article now my question my compueter doesn't relaod to windows. Is the problem with the BIOS. I press F12 but am a little lost here am I supposed to reconnect my ssd HD drive to my computer because I used an adapter. Either way my compueter isn't loading up correctly. Please get back o me on this one. Thanks

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:03 PM

Hey there man I'm having some trouble getting windows to load after I did everything the article stated. My question is do I format my ssd drive before the cloning process because windows doesn't load up or I'm unsure what to do with the BIOS but it appears in the setup utility but windows doesn't load up. I'm using a USB adapter do I have to reconnect it to my computer. Please reply back I can post some pictures to make things clear.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:19 PM

yes, you should probably have formatted it first, im surprised it did not do that in your process, however I suspect thats not the problem. Make sure your SSD is hooked up to your FIRST sata port on your motherboard, then go into your BIOS and disable the secure boot option in the UEFI-BIOS settings, and make sure your old hard drive is NOT hooked up, and see what happens then.


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