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Luis80
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I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS IS POSSIBLE...

I HAVE AN XPS 8500 AND I INSTALLED A 128GB  SSD AND THEN I INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 PRO ON THE THE SSD  .RECENTLY I ORDERED A XPS 8700 THAT IT HAS WINDOWS 8 AND MY QUESTION IS IF I CAN TRANSFER MY SSD FROM MY XPS 8500 WITH WINDOWS 8 PRO ALREADY INSTALLED ON IT TO MY NEW XPS 8700 WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS??

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RE: I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS IS POSSIBLE...

Hi Luis80,

The individual Windows 8 product key is embedded on the systemboard. You will not be able to transfer the operating system to the New XPS 8700 as both the systems are having different operating system versions.

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rdunnill
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RE: I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS IS POSSIBLE...

I HAVE AN XPS 8500 AND I INSTALLED A 128GB  SSD AND THEN I INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 PRO ON THE THE SSD  .RECENTLY I ORDERED A XPS 8700 THAT IT HAS WINDOWS 8 AND MY QUESTION IS IF I CAN TRANSFER MY SSD FROM MY XPS 8500 WITH WINDOWS 8 PRO ALREADY INSTALLED ON IT TO MY NEW XPS 8700 WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS??

It's feasible, but I don't know if the product key will work. Upgrading to Windows 8.1, which is free, may help.

 

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