Upgrade my Acer laptop to SSD (using windows 8)

I'm attempting to upgrade my system to a Solid state hard drive and I'm not sure how to get my system to boot to the new hard drive. I also can't find my Windows 8 home code (I'm use to Windows 7 having the code at the bottom). Any suggestions on how I should go about doing this task? I'd like to avoid doing the system image option.
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Brian PringleConnect With a Mentor Systems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
Acer usually has a program called "Acer eRecovery Management" that will create the recovery discs for your computer.  You will have to look and maybe even search in the Start screen for it.  

Try typing recovery to see what programs have that option.  

Acer even made a video for Windows 8.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJsh-lkQt8
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David KrollCommented:
I used Easeus Disk Copy when I migrated to an SSD.

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
You can make a recovery disc from the original install of Windows on the old hard drive.  Then, use that to install on the new SSD.
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itneedshelpAuthor Commented:
btpringle- How do I go about creating that?
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
Also, as far as the product key, it is embedded in the BIOS.  All you have to do is reinstall Windows from any Windows 8 CD and it will automatically activate itself.
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nobusCommented:
the solution above may or may not work with an SSD
if it does not  - try making an image, and adjust it for an SSD drive with Paragon software :
http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/
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