Well I have decided to take the plunge and update to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Pro. At the same time I intend to upgrade the hard drive on my laptop to an SSD. The thing that I am trying to figure out is the cleanest and most effective method to accomplish this. Which one these do you recommend? 1: Download Windows 10 and make an .iso disk. Format and make a clean install. Then clone the hard drive to the new SSD and install it to the laptop. I am not sure if this method would work because of the change in hardware. Would that make Microsoft think it was a different computer? 2: Install the new SSD in the laptop. Then install my Windows 7 on it. Then download and install Windows 10. 3: Download Windows 10 and make an .iso disk using the current Windows 7. Install the new SSD and use the .iso to make a clean Windows 10 installation on the empty drive. 4: Another method that I have not come up with as yet.