Help with recovery restore Alienware x51 R2 new HDD
I recently purchased a used Alienware x51 R2. I have a new Seagate 2tb hdd installed on the machine. I am upgrading from an Alienware x51 R1 i purchased in 2011, and all attempts to clone my HDD have failed. I used software from Seagate, which required me to restart my computer during the cloning process, but when my computer restarts, nothing happens, all I see is a flickering screen, all black. I assume its attempting to boot off the new HDD that I tried to clone too, when I turn off my HDD housing, it boots just fine.
Since I couldn't figure out how to clone my HDD onto the new one, I decided to install the new HDD into the new computer, and run a recovery process using Dell Direct Key and the product ID on the machine.
In the new computer, with the newly installed HDD, I used the recovery USB, however, I'm getting a "protection Error...The key that you are using is either not entitled for this PC or has been modified. Please recreate the key and use it for the designated PC."
I did as was suggested, and I am still not able to find any answers. I already have an activated windows 10 on my current PC that i want to upgrade from. How do I get the new PC HDD configured to Alienware factory settings it should have come with?
-I should add, this is my first time ever doing this with a computer, please disregard my lack of knowledge.-