3 months ago
I'm sure this question probably gets asked a lot so sorry. My current PC has windows 10 installed on a HDD. I'm planning on doing a new build with both a new SSD and my original HDD (with the OS on the SSD) (the new build will have a new motherboard).
What I'm currently thinking of doing is putting the SSD into my current PC and transferring the entire contents of my HDD to it. Then, when I do my build, I boot from the SSD and can then delete everything left on my HDD to start it out fresh again. Will this work generally and will it work with my windows key since, from it's perspective, it's in a new storage device in a new computer.
If this doesn't work, are there any alternatives I can do so I don't need to rebuy windows (my original purchase was windows 8.1 if that helps).