1. Join Date : Feb 2016
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       4 Weeks Ago #1

    PC Upgrade


    I am upgrading my PC with a new motherboard,CPU,ram and video card. I have Windows 10 upgraded from an OEM of Windows 7. Can I just purchase a new license key from Microsoft and use it so I don't have to reinstall Windows 10 or do I have to do a clean install?
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 16,412
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Tigeromega said: View Post
    I am upgrading my PC with a new motherboard,CPU,ram and video card. I have Windows 10 upgraded from an OEM of Windows 7. Can I just purchase a new license key from Microsoft and use it so I don't have to reinstall Windows 10 or do I have to do a clean install?
    @Tigeromega

    When you get to the part of having to activate it because it is not activated, MS has included an option in the Activation Troubleshooter where you simply tell it you have changed hardware. The tutorial is here:

    Activation Troubleshooter - Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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