Question Do i Need my win10 key to reinstall windows?

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Long story short; Bought m.2 ssd , already have a normal ssd and 2 tb hdd.
win10 is on the normal ssd, but there's other things on it.
I want to wipe everything and remove my hdd's, use my ssd for windows and my m.2 for games.

My windows key is in my dads home, do i need it if i am gonna reinstall windows using "settings>Update and security>Recovery>Reset this pc"
 
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Would appreciate quick answers so i can go ahead and reset my pc as quick as possible. :)
PS: I want to use my m.2 for games because it is 1tb and my ssd is only 240gb and it didnt seem like it had too much difference using ssd as opposed to m.2 for booting into windows.
 

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Reinstall on the same system does not incur need of the Windows license.

Also, don't "Reset". Rather, do a full wipe and reinstall on the desired drive.
Have ONLY that drive connected during this install.

 
Long story short; Bought m.2 ssd , already have a normal ssd and 2 tb hdd.
win10 is on the normal ssd, but there's other things on it.
I want to wipe everything and remove my hdd's, use my ssd for windows and my m.2 for games.
So windows stays on old SSD. Right?
I'd just clone HDD contents no new M.2 drive, remove HDD and be done. No need to reinstall/reset anything.

Of course this works only, if M.2 capacity is large enough to fit everything from HDD.
 

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