I have a normal few months old (IBuyPower brand - awesome) desktop style PC in a full size case.
It has totally normal, fully licensed etc Windows10 as purchased at a big box retailer. FTR I keep it absolutely up to date using the excellent "Update" features in W10.
Surprisingly it has a historic platter drive so I would like to pop in an SSD.
I love Windows but as a mainly Mac developer I have little/no understanding of things like licensing on Windows.
- Is there a way to "completely move" everything to the new hard drive, so that, I can just turn it on and I will still be completely logged-in everywhere, etc etc.
(On Mac you'd use a certain drive cloner or the like.) (Well, in the days when you could replace a drive on a Mac!)
Failing that, or perhaps easier,
I keep the machine very lean, so there's really no "personal files" to lose or the like. If I did have to reinstall Windows10 from scratch, I'd simply click to download again a few environments like VS etc and that would be fine. So, alternately
- if the above is a bit hard, is there a way to take out the current drive, throw it away, put in a new SSD, and somehow get Windows10 going again (presumably with my license etc?)
Is either of these two possible?
Ideally the first but the latter would get me by, also, thanks.