Okay, I gotcha thanks. I feel this is the thing i'm most ignorant of when it comes to PCs, so I suppose it's a good chance to learn.look at this before changing - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/reactivating-windows-10-after-a-hardware-change-2c0e962a-f04c-145b-6ead-fb3fc72b6665
3 things can happen if you move drives over like that.
Its normally best to clean install on new hardware as then you get all new drivers and benefit of newer hardware. Might suck but if you know you have to start again, you can make lists of programs you use, any passwords you may need.
- it works fine
- it works but has strange problems
- it doesn't work at all.
ideally you have 2 drives in PC, you can copy anything you want to move onto other drive and put it in new build.
That last line, you mean essentially move anything on the C: drive to another? C: being windows... does reinstalling windows only affect the C: drive?