Hi, I've just bought a used Acer laptop for my son, with a drive but no OS ( I presume the original drive failed and there was no installation disk). The laptop is an identical model to my own, so I plan to clone my hard drive to the new laptop's bare drive using a USB disk caddy with (Free) Easus ToDo Backup, latest version. The new drive is bigger than my own. The laptop hasn't yet arrived so I want the process to go smoothly. I've already tried cloning onto an old, smaller drive, though big enough for the files, and it seemed to work fine.
So my questions:
1. Will Windows detect a change of hardware and complain when I put the new drive into the other laptop, even though the spec is the same?
2. Will I need to change or re-register my Windows 8 licence on the new computer, and if so how? (the PC comes with a Win 8 sticker but there's no sign of a licence number)
3. Anything else I should beware of or that I should do to make the process easier?