KigaiOkasu
1 Copper

Laptop SSD for Boot Drive

I recently installed an SSD into my Alienware 17 R2 (2015), and I've been trying to convert it into a boot drive. Every suggestion I've seen so far to do that includes installing Windows 8.1 onto the SSD, but my computer came with the OS on there already. How do I install Windows onto the SSD without a disc?

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Elizine
6 Indium

RE: Laptop SSD for Boot Drive

Hi KIGAIOKASU,

You can use USB bootable flash drive to install Windows 8.1 without a disc.

Please refer this URL - windows.microsoft.com/.../create-reset-refresh-media

Regards,

Emagine

bodHOST

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KigaiOkasu
1 Copper

RE: Laptop SSD for Boot Drive

Thank you for your help. However, now that I've downloaded Windows 8.1 on the flash drive, I've been trying to find the Product Key, but I've been unsuccessful. Can you tell me where to look for that?

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8 Krypton

RE: Laptop SSD for Boot Drive

Hi Kigaiokasu,

The license is embedded in your BIOS. When installing Windows 8 onto a Dell system, you do not need to enter the license.

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