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    Win 10 license issue when cloning to new C:\ drive?

    I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 i7 Intel/16GB RAM which came with Win 7 Pro and has the license key. I upgraded to the free Win 10 Pro several weeks ago; it is authenticated and works well.

    I want to replace my 500GB 7200 RPM HDD C:\ drive by cloning it to a 2TB 7200 RPM HDD as a replacement. (I do a lot of video and graphics editing, and have an internal 3TB 7200 RPM HDD for my D:\ drive--which is not bootable.)

    Are there issues I should be aware of so that the Win 10 OS does not fail to boot or work properly on the new cloned C:\ drive?

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    There are no issues, clone away.
    Windows will remain authenticated as the hardware is the same.
    Create an image backup first, of course.

    cheers, Paul

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    If you want to see your new Win 10 product key which is different to your Win 7 one, the free version of Speccy will display it when you expand Operating System.

    I've made a hard copy of mine should I ever need it.

    https://www.piriform.com/speccy

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