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Replacing hdd and installing windows

Level 7
Hello. I have g551jw and I want to replace the HDD to SSD. After that I would have to install a new OS. My question is if I will install a fresh copy of windows 8.1, would my computer recognize it like an illegal copy?

Level 7
HI and WELCOME on the board ...
to find the answer you're looking for you need to have little bit skill with google and in 10mins you gona find it .
so STOP making useless threads here ...

now i gona be kind with you ! ... NO IT WONT RECOGNIZE AS ILEGAL COPY , coze the serial key is stored somewhere in motherboard hardwere

Thank you!

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