Replace Windows 7 Professional System Disk RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am planning to replace my existing boot disk with an SSD. I am planning to use Acronis to clone the boot drive to the SSD by booting the Acronis CD. Will this invalidate my licence? If so, how can I duplicate the system without have to reinstall everything (this would take a very long time)?
    Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:50 AM


  • Replacement of a the system drive does not invalidate anything.  Unless you do a lot of hardware changes, such as happens with a new mobo, you should not even have to reactivate.  Even if you have to reactivate it will not be a problem.  If for some reason you don't clone the drive but decide to reinstall you will have to reactivate but that is OK also.  No matter what your license is, upgrade or full, preinstalled by the mfg., it doesn't hurt to replace the system drive.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:19 PM
    Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:51 PM