Question If one installs ssd, does one need to re-install windows?

Only if you are replacing the drive that has Windows installed on it. If you are simply adding it to a system then no, you just have to initialize the new SSD and then can use it for storage.

However even if you are replacing the boot/OS drive you can simply clone the boot/OS drive to the new SSD using software. https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree is a good software. The easiest way to clone a drive is to buy a cable like this https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84/ , plug the SSD into the SATA end, the USB into the computer and then follow the cloning instructions. After that you can swap the drives.

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Only if you are replacing the drive that has Windows installed on it. If you are simply adding it to a system then no, you just have to initialize the new SSD and then can use it for storage.

However even if you are replacing the boot/OS drive you can simply clone the boot/OS drive to the new SSD using software. https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree is a good software. The easiest way to clone a drive is to buy a cable like this https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84/ , plug the SSD into the SATA end, the USB into the computer and then follow the cloning instructions. After that you can swap the drives.
Aight i'm looking into replacing my current drive cause it feel weirdly slow.
I'd just re-install cause i don't have anything important on my drive currently and a install will probably take a few minutes.
 

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