I was in a Staple's recently and looking over the laptops when the sales person stopped by. I mentioned that I usually like swapping out HD's. When the sales person told me about this nifty "feature" requiring a second purchase of Windows, IF I were to upgrade their laptops.
I was amazed too!
Wow... that seems a bit like a dodgy salesman, or at least an incompetent one. 😕
I bought a laptop a few years back and swapped the mechanical drive for an SSD. I cloned the drive and besides working faster, I had no issues whatsoever.
Your underlying point from your original comment still is good though - don't limit yourself to Windows and Mac. 🙂
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