Question Wipe everyhing except the boot part of the OS W10

Searme

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Hello everyone!

So i am upgrading my pc to a brand new MB, CPU and GPU but the storages decvice will of course stay the same. As my W10 is installed with everything compatible with my old hardware i was wondering if it was possible to erase everything (games, drivers, data...) but not the core part of the OS. I want to be able to plug in the ssd and be able to boot up to a fresh windows start without the use of an usb key as i would probably lose the activation license... So basically not do a bootable usb key and keep my ssd with the OS still intact? is that even possible or is there any alternative?

Thanks in advance!
 

Wolfshadw

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If you attach your Windows License to a Microsoft Account, you can change all the hardware you want and your license stays with the account (not the hardware).


Do this and then perform a clean install of Windows 10.

-Wolf sends
 

Searme

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If you attach your Windows License to a Microsoft Account, you can change all the hardware you want and your license stays with the account (not the hardware).


Do this and then perform a clean install of Windows 10.

-Wolf sends
Hey, thanks for the quick answer, so with that method i'll still have to create that bootable usb key though right?
 

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