Windows 10 activation on another hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by AlliPodHax, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. AlliPodHax

    AlliPodHax MDL Novice

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    I currently have Windows 10 10240 (from the insider program, been there since the beginning) installed on my main hard drive, can I install windows 7 (to use DAZ loader) on another hard drive, and then upgrade to 10 on that hard drive and then reactivate the original install, and have it be permanently activated, or do i need to do all this on the original hard drive/install

    i have my system setup perfectly, and dont want to really do it all over again from scratch

    thanks for reading
     
  2. cbutters

    cbutters MDL Junior Member

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    Yes a hard drive swap will not invalidate the HWID activation. I have tested this... I used a brand new ssd for my clean install and it was still recognized for activation.
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Interesting. Let us know if anything weird happens when you do this.
     
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  4. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    Thanks I intended to do this next week on a new SSD .
     
  5. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    Was the old hard drive still in the box?
     
  6. AlliPodHax

    AlliPodHax MDL Novice

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    I will try this once i get home, and will update what happens

    thanks for the responses