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can i use windows on new hard drive going into the same pc?


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adanniels

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Hey all, I am planning on switching from a hdd as a boot drive to a ssd, I am wondering if it will install on the ssd with the license i already have or will i have to buy windows all over again? if this is the case, i doubt i will go through with the upgrade.
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I am wondering if it will install on the ssd with the license i already have


Yes.


If the OS is a retell version, you can install it on a complete new build using the existing licence.

If it is reinstalled on a branded computer, IE, HP. Dell, You can change most parts and use the OEM existing licence, but you cannot change the motherboard, counts as a new build.
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ok so as long as i don't change the motherboard it will work. GOOD, thanks Iammykyl.

Mine isn't a branded computer, it is a handbuilt gaming pc, it was also made using the system builder pack, will that cause any problems?
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Mine isn't a branded computer, it is a handbuilt gaming pc, it was also made using the system builder pack, will that cause any problems?


No. System builders pack is an OEM licensed version of the OS.
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