I have a bit of a dillemma.
I think it's time to sell my old laptop while it still retains some value. It's now nearly 2 years old and earlier this year the HDD was replaced by a Seagate hybrid with 8GB SSD. I don't think I'll ever want to use anything less than a hybrid HDD+SSD.
I remember that when I got that new HDD set up, I had to use a special MS phone line to get the license activated. It's been a few months, so I can't remember the whole process. Originally the PC had Win7 on it, then I bought the upgrade license when there was a £25 offer for Win 8, I think in January 2013. The new Seagate drive arrived after that.
Now, when the new laptop arrives, it's going to be a major upgrade in CPU, memory speed, etc... but it will have a 1000GB HDD spinning at 5400rpm. boo!
I have to wonder.... What would the Batman do in this situation?
a) swap the HDDs and find a way to activate the new OEM license on the old HDD+SSD. How would this work?
b) just sell the old laptop on eBay as is, with a drive that is nicer than most and hope people will bid a few extra £££, then get a new Seagate hybrid or a pure SSD for the new PC
c) sell the old laptop with no drive and no Windows and forget about it
d) activate the new OEM license on the new PC with a slow drive, shrink the partition to the size of the hybrid drive and somehow transfer everything there.