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Question Laptop Hard Drive upgrade Question

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Alright, so I have a 200gb hard drive that is pre-installed in my laptop. Now I have a 1tb that I haven't put in yet due to a issue I think I will run into. If I take out that 200gb, I know I will lose all my games, pictures, music, but will I have to buy a new copy of windows 10? Or will it automatically activate on my new 1tb hard drive? And if It doesn't do it automatically what is the best way to put windows on that drive without buying a whole new key?
 

Cole.perera

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There should be a Windows key that came with your laptop perhaps in the manual, in or on the box or sometimes just on the bottom of the laptop, put that key in when you're installing windows.
 

Vukodlak

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If it has Windows 10 installed, it is tied to your motherboard, so even if you install a brand new copy it technically should activate itself once you connect to the internet.
If you are out of luck, there are some sites that sell legit OEM keys between $5 to $30 depending on how many keys they have in stock.
 

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