I upgraded to Windows 8 from 7, and I want to get an SSD and transfer the license. How do I do that?
- DominicLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
I honestly recommend just doing a clean install of Windows 8 on to the SSD. You can use the upgrade version of 8 to do a clean install.
Download a copy from this link.
That setup file will download the Windows 8 ISO and give you the option of creating install media on either a DVD or USB stick. Boot from the install media and do a clean install of Windows 8 on your SSD.
It might complain if you use an upgrade key so here's how you fix it. Once you get Windows 8 installed the key might not activate the OS. All you have to do is put in your Windows 8 install media while you're signed into Windows. Run the installer again and choose to do an upgrade install. Windows 8 will activate after.
- CupcakeLv 77 years ago
Use Acronis to make an image of your HDD now and when you restore to the new SDD, all licences will transfer automatically
ps. And I agreed with Sundi's comment..