I plan to replace my HD. I can't find the key to my W10 Pro. I tried the command prompt and the shell commands, but nada. If all I am doing is changing the HD, will Windows recognize this and I am good to go, or do I need the key?
Windows 10 Clean install tutorial This tutorial is intended to help you, step by step, to perform a clean install of Windows version 10, build 1709 or newer but can be equally applied to earlier installer versions which may simply lack some of the Cortana assisted settings screens but should...
As long as you log in with the same Windows account and the rest of the hardware is the same you should be ok. If you get an error when you validate a valid/legal Windows install you can call Microsoft directly and explain you needed to replace your HHD and they will activate if for you manually if needed.