Putting an old hard drive in a new build, a few questions.

HawesDoesIt

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1. Do I have to wipe and format it it clean before I put it in the new pc, or when I install windows 10 will it give me the option to clear?

2. Can I use the same windows key as the one I'm using now?
 

HawesDoesIt

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Thanks, but does that mean I don't have to wipe the hard drive to put it in the new pc?
 

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You don't have to format it before installing Windows 10. Windows setup will detect the previous "Windows" folder so It might ask you to do a repair. You can choose advanced options and format it during setup. You can reuse a retail Windows 10 key. You can also reuse the Windows 10 activation from your old PC if you upgraded from a previous OS and have Win 10 version 1511 installed. Follow these steps. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/deactivate-uninstall-windows-product-key
 

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https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/can-i-transfer-windows-10-to-another-computer/3704e5b9-0a43-4d29-9492-0792181a8a44
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