leaflucas
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Reinstall Win 10 to SSD

I purchased an Alienware 17 laptop within Win 10 system and recently got a SSD of 512gb. I want to reinstall the win 10 to my ssd newly placed in the hhd. Can I use Alienware respawn to back up data? Also, as I don't have CD key of Win10, can I reinstall win 10 into ssd without activation keys by using Alienware respawn? Does anyone have the tutorial of it? Thank you guys.

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Pedro21
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RE: Reinstall Win 10 to SSD

If you bought the Alienware 17 with Win10 pre-installed then my understanding is the activation code (keys) are set in the Bios and will automatically re-activate windows.  I am not sure what others may say, but I would be inclined to clone a complete copy of your existing system and hard drive using a proprietry backup and restore programme, just to be on the safe side.   Pedro21

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AntDX316
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RE: Reinstall Win 10 to SSD

don't, if you look up my 950 pro migration method you should follow it 1:1

http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19659674?pi21932=1#20848278

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leaflucas
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RE: Reinstall Win 10 to SSD

Yes, thank you. I am gonna use Alienware Respawn to clone my existing system to an external hard drive,then use the hard drive to reinstall the win 10. I hope it will work.

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leaflucas
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RE: Reinstall Win 10 to SSD

yes thank you. I purchased 850 Evo before the 950 pro coming out. I am considering 950 pro as my next ssd in the laptop. Thank you.

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