I am going to swap my laptop HDD with a ssd drive?

My laptop have a preinstalled windows 10. How do I get back windows 10 if I swap my current HDD with an SSD drive ?

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  • 5 months ago

    Before you change out the hard drive, create a recovery drive you can use to reinstall Windows 10 on your SSD.

    Windows 10 has an option to create recovery media, and most of the major laptop manufacturers have a utility pre-installed as well.

    To use the built-in Windows utility, get a USB drive (at least 16GB or bigger) and follow these instructions: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026852/w...

    Don't worry about licensing. Windows 10 should be able to reactivate itself with a digital license, or in the case of most pre-installed versions, it will pull the embedded key from your motherboard.

  • Marduk
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    You can buy cloning software where you clone the HDD to the SSD.

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