[SOLVED] Installing an old drive in a new pc

Skwere

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Im going to build my pc later tonight and then install the free windows 10. Once i get everything set-up can i just put my old drive in and will it activate my current windows? The drive (western digital 1tb) was from an acer prebuilt.
 

Quanticriver

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long story short:
windows 10 allows for one transfer of your license - this means that you can swap once

first get your key on your "old" device, open cmd and use this code:

wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

also check which version of win 10 you have (home, pro,...)

once you have it, you can use it in a new installation

create a usb installation stick here

https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/software-download/windows10
 

Quanticriver

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Jul 1, 2017
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long story short:
windows 10 allows for one transfer of your license - this means that you can swap once

first get your key on your "old" device, open cmd and use this code:

wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

also check which version of win 10 you have (home, pro,...)

once you have it, you can use it in a new installation

create a usb installation stick here

https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/software-download/windows10
 

Skwere

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Feb 27, 2019
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long story short:
windows 10 allows for one transfer of your license - this means that you can swap once

first get your key on your "old" device, open cmd and use this code:

wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

also check which version of win 10 you have (home, pro,...)

once you have it, you can use it in a new installation

create a usb installation stick here

https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/software-download/windows10
thanks
 

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