Windows 10: Product key after wiping

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    window 7 home prem
       30 Aug 2015 #1

    Product key after wiping

    Can i still use my product key that microsoft gave to activate window 10 ,after i wipe my hard-drive?...I was thinking about selling my computer......I have already activate window 10 ,but i know after wiping the hard-drive,i would have to reinstall window 10
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       30 Aug 2015 #2

    When your window 10 is fully activated you don`t need any key for a clean new install. The registration is stored on MS Activation Servers.
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  3.    30 Aug 2015 #3

    The current computer running Win10 is what is registered, NOT the hard drive. If you sell the current computer, move the hard drive to a new, or different, computer -- it will not reactivate because the hardware hash will be different. To reactivate on the new, or different computer, you would have to do the Upgrade all over again.
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