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Windows 10 migragion to new hard drive

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I have a Laptop with a small (256) hard drive with windows 10 (upgraded from 7) and lot of software.
I is only about a year old so I want to install a new 2T hard drive in place of the 256G.
How do I go about moving all over to the new drive?
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Clone it with clonezilla or macrium reflect, both free. Might lose its activation status due to new hardware. You might not be able to reactivate for free. But worth trying.
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I agree with Mcknife on the method of using the cloning method. The one vital step is that you have to tell the cloning software to use the full disk or later on you have to go into diskmgmt.msc and expand the drive.  

I do disagree on the activation issue, it will still be activated as you are only changing 1 item (you are allowed 3 items as of last look)
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Excellent.  Thank You..
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Hi David. Where did you read about the three items one may change?
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