Windows 10: How do I move my Windows 10 license to a new hard drive?

Discus and support How do I move my Windows 10 license to a new hard drive? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I've got a 5 year old desktop computer. Back then platter hard drives were what was used. It's given me 5 years of service, but it has become no longer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Doctor-Who, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. How do I move my Windows 10 license to a new hard drive?


    I've got a 5 year old desktop computer. Back then platter hard drives were what was used. It's given me 5 years of service, but it has become no longer reliable. Therefore, I've decided to replace it with an solid state drive SSD, which arrived yesterday. Now I'm just waiting for a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, to house the SSD in my PC's hard drive case.


    Honestly, I'm not looking forward to reinstalling all of my software that I've accumulated over the years. There's certainly some which I'm not going to reinstall. That's my problem, I won't go into that here. But what I would like to ask about is how to move my Windows 10 Professional license from my old hard drive to the new SSD?

    :)
     
    Doctor-Who, Apr 19, 2020
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  2. GT63_19 Win User

    Reuse license to Install Windows 10 on a new hard drive

    I'm installing a new hard drive on a PC hard drive that failed, it was upgrade from windows 7 to 10, can I reuse the license? and if so, do I have to install window 7 first then upgrade or just install windows 10? what are the steps to do this, do contact
    Microsoft?
     
    GT63_19, Apr 19, 2020
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  3. cjoesgirl Win User
    new hard drive windows license.

    can I use the license key from a windows 7 computer that was upgraded to windows 10 on a new hard drive for that same computer. My original hard drive failed.
     
    cjoesgirl, Apr 19, 2020
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  4. How do I move my Windows 10 license to a new hard drive?

    Reinstall Windows 10 to new hard drive

    Hi Rodolpho,

    We want to know about the issue you're having with your recovery drive. Please answer the questions below:

    • Are you trying to reinstall Windows 8 or Windows 10?
    • If you already upgraded to Windows 10, were you able to create a new copy of the recovery drive?

    We suggest creating a new copy of the recovery drive and then follow the steps provided by Andre Da Costa above this thread.

    Update us with the outcome so we can assist you further.
     
    Robert Caw, Apr 19, 2020
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