Windows 8.1/8 installation on SSD

  raazi91 20:52 18 Apr 2015


I am not a total noob with computers but right now in a bit of a pickle.

I bought a lenovo laptop a year ago. It came with windows 8 preinstalled. then i upgraded after a while to windows 8.1. Now I am planning to put a SSD in my computer.

My queries are: 1. I was not given a windows 8 key when I received a laptop. i heard that with new laptops windows keys are embedded into motherboard or something so even if my windows gets corrupt, i would have to simply run the setup and it would not ask me for a key. Is it right or not?

  1. If above statement was tight, would I be able to upgrade free of cost to windows 8.1 again or not?

  2. Again considering that my laptop price included the price for windows, am i allowed to download a setup of windows 8 from somewhere and make a bootable usb off of it and use it to install the windows on SSD? If yes, can I have a good link for the windows setup?

I am installing SSD for the first time, let me know if I am not considering some other thing too

Anxiously waiting for some feedback :)

Cheers, Raazi

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:43 18 Apr 2015

Follow the instructions to clone the hard drive to the ssd

  Gordon Freeman 17:40 19 Apr 2015

If, for example, you were installing a Samsung SSD to replace your current HDD, then it does come with software to enable a seamless migration from one drive to the other without the need to be worrying. I'm sure other reputable SSD providers offer something similar.

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