installing windows on 2 drives on laptop

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  1. Posts : 32
    win 7 pro 64
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    installing windows on 2 drives on laptop


    purchased an old lenovo t420 laptop. there is a serial in the battery compartment. I have win7 installed on the HDD and it works fine. but id like to install win7 on an ssd.

    the laptop is not connected to the internet. and wont be. the hdd is for specific work on it and the ssd for something else. I swap according to my needs. so I installed win7 on the ssd and tried calling in to authorize the serial and it was rejected. it was confirmed on the HDD but I cant do this on the SSD

    is there a reason why? what did I do wrong?

    thank you for your time.
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  2. Posts : 15,575
    7 X64
       #2

    Did you install Pro edition? If you installed a lower edition by accident, you could use anytime upgrade to change it to Pro, then activate after it has upgraded.

    also,

    why didnt you just migrate the os from the hd to the ssd?

    ssd manufacturers often have tools you can d/l to do it. The samsung one is apparently good. Or other free programs such as diskgenius have os migration feature.

    installing windows on 2 drives on laptop-dg-osmigrate.jpg
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  3. Posts : 6,920
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #3

    If your NOT connected to the internet...... you wont be able to ..... what are you trying to authorise
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  4. Posts : 32
    win 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    "why didnt you just migrate the os from the hd to the ssd?"

    I wanted a clean install. no need. they are 2 seperate drives for my specific reasons.
    says windows pro oa. I didnt install anything by accident. on both are installed what the serial is for. win 7 pro oa.
    I am not trying to move from HDD to SSD. im trying to have the os be on 2 drives and swap according to my needs. there is a reason why I need 2. its for my personal reasons why.

    "If your NOT connected to the internet...... you wont be able to ..... what are you trying to authorise"

    this is incorrect. you can call through phone center to activate windows. ive done it for the longest time. ive never done it through internet. I meant activate, not authorise.
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  5. Posts : 4,227
    W10 Pro desktop, W11 laptop, W11 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
       #5

    Instead of using 2 different drives, why don't you use a single drive but create 2 different user accounts? Use each account for it's own specific task.
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  6. Posts : 32
    win 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    because I want to use 2 seperate drives. no offense to the great suggestion, but for me this doesnt work.

    but this isnt the issue. im wondering why I cant activate my ssd but hdd is activated.
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  7. Posts : 15,575
    7 X64
       #7

    backup the activation with dism++ from the hd and restore it to the ssd.

    dism++ is attached at the bottom of my post

    SEE HERE
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  8. Posts : 32
    win 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    this is your software you are suggesting?

    im still curious why I cant activate my 2nd drive. I apologize but im a pro privacy advocate and very weary of any program unless I must use it. ill find any work around if I can. this is a bug in my head. again, I apologize.
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  9. Posts : 15,575
    7 X64
       #9

    no its not mine.
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  10. Posts : 32
    win 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    ok thank you. ill try to do an activation again and if it doesnt, will use this program. cheers
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