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Discus and support Windows 10 and upgrading hardware in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I want to upgrade my PC. I'm replacing the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and adding a SSD (M.2). Previously this PC was Windows 7 and I upgraded to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by AlexJennings2, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 and upgrading hardware


    Hello,


    I want to upgrade my PC. I'm replacing the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and adding a SSD (M.2). Previously this PC was Windows 7 and I upgraded to Windows 10.


    From what I understand, replacing the hardware will require Windows 10 to be re-activated.


    My question is related to the actual install of Windows 10. I would like to do a clean install to the new M.2 SSD. I still have my Windows 7 Product key for what that's worth. I've downloaded the media thing that let me put Windows 10 onto a USB drive. Will I be able to install Windows 10 using the USB drive and provide my Windows 7 product key if it asks for it? -OR- Since my Microsoft Account is linked to my PC and is 'digitally licensed' does that mean when I install Windows 10 on the PC it will see the digital license and be okay? -OR- Is this going to be an instance where I need to purchase a Windows 10 key?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    AlexJennings2, Aug 4, 2019
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