Will I Lose My Windows License If I Replace My Hard Drive?

I have an old laptop that I want to convert from HDD to SSD. Is the key on the original disk, or would I have to buy a new one? Will I lose my Windows license if I replace my hard drive?

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Roxanne· Answered on Mar 25, 2024

Can I replace my hard drives and keep my Windows license? Yes, your Windows license will remain activated if you clone the old hard drive to a new one. Cloning a hard drive is a great way to create a backup of your data or transfer it to a new drive without reinstalling it. However, to avoid accidental data loss, I recommend using the efficient tool EaseUS Partition Master Professional. This tool allows users to migrate the whole disk data to another drive seamlessly.

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Download EaseUS Partition Master and install the new hard drive on your computer:

Step 1. Open the "Disk Clone" section and choose "Clone OS Disk." Then click "Next" to proceed. Locate the source disk you wish to clone. Hit "Next".

Step 2. Choose the new hard drive and click "Next" to set it as the destination. Confirm the warning message by clicking "Yes."

Step 3. Select "Autofit the disk" or "Clone as the source" to adjust your layout.

Step 4. Then, click the "Start" button to clone.

If you only want to transfer the Windows system partition to a new hard drive, EaseUS Partition Master offers a free feature to help clone partition:

🔍Read More: Guide to Clone System Partition for Free

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