Hello, Brand new here, and this looks like a place I can get a good answer to my question, because the people at Microsoft sure were no help. I have an ASUS A53 laptop that I use for my Exede internet installs. It rides in my truck every day, and I think the vibration/movement is taking a toll on the HDD. I have an Intel SSD coming tomorrow, and I'm hearing all different opinions on how to deal with the OS. I was considering cloning the HDD to the SSD, but as you already know, a clean install is better, and will rid my computer of the crap that ASUS installs, that I don't need. I was also told that the hidden recovery partition won't clone over, which wouldn't bother me, but seems like it would cause problems, but not sure. All that being said, my understanding is....since I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on the laptop now, and as long as I'm not changing my motherboard, that I can simply download the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit ISO, install it on the new SSD, and I can use the product key that is on my COA sticker. One potential problem I see is...the sticker says Windows 7 Home Premium OA. I called Microsoft, and the guy told me that the OA simply means that the OS was preloaded at the factory. He also said, for what I want to do, I need a Windows 7 Home Premium OEM ISO, in order to use my product key. Is he right? If so, I can't find a Win 7 Home Premium OEM ISO anywhere. I'm tempted to just clone it, but I don't see a reason why I can't do a fresh install, and use the same product key. Any advice/input greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!