[SOLVED] Having one Windows 10 License installed on two separate drives and switch between them ?

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Greetings,

I was wondering if it is possible to have one copy of windows 10 home installed on 2 separate hard disks(still on the same device/PC) and use them separately(always having only one HDD "plugged in"). I've read that it is possible if you clone one HDD to another, but i would also like to know if i can clean install both of those HDDs instead of cloning. I also read that it's possible without cloning but the OS on the second HDD will not get activated, but will still be usable(only without theme/desktopwallpaper customization). Please tell me what is true and give me solutions or alternatives. Thank you

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no restriction to how many hdd you put windows on in the same PC.
Its same licence, its same PC. It is fine.
Both should activate. it shouldn't be a problem

when you install on second drive, click "I don't have a key" when installing and it should auto activate once you installed.
Best answer i've ever received. Simple, short, explains all. Thank you very much sir!
 

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And the question is....Why?
What is the reasoning behind wanting this?

There are a couple of valid reasons, but quite a few that can be done better with methods other than 2x actual installs on the same system.
 

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