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Best way to move Studio 1737 500GB SSD to new Studio 1749 running 750 SATA

I currently have a Studio 1737 with a 500GB SSD, Windows 10, and recently bought a Studio 1749 with a 750GD SATA HD, Windows 10.

I'm wondering if it's possible to just switch the SSD with the SATA to the new laptop, or if I should go through the process of making a recovery USB, install the SSD to the 1749, reformat and reinstall Windows 10.  

I'm not really relishing the idea of losing all my programs with the reformat, especially since I have long since lost the registration keys, etc. for most of the programs.

Any suggestions?

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RE: Best way to move Studio 1737 500GB SSD to new Studio 1749 running 750 SATA

At a minimum, Windows 10 will require re-activation -- which Microsoft likely won't allow (moving an installed copy to a new system is not part of the license agreement).  While you can TRY moving the drive, chances are you're going to need to do a full reinstall of the OS once it's done.

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