I have used Linux tools to modernize older systems with SSD drives:
- format & partition new SSD (gParted)
- migrate OS + apps (clonezilla, )
When the SSD drive is upgraded, it has been my experience that Office 'sees' the change and will require a product key, which was never issued to the owner, despite the owner providing a receipt for purchasing the laptop and Office. Microsoft acknowledges the purchase however it was unable to provide a product key.
Create a partition that is identical to the original drive to prevent Office from 'seeing' the change.
Is the partition change the root cause of the Office issue and will the above strategy prevent office from demanding a product key?
What are the measurements (parameters) that define a partition so as to size and reconstruct the partition on the new drive?