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7 minutes ago, myselfolli said:

It's an OEM license, so no

Sometimes it will work to simply re-enter the code sometimes it won't. I have had it work fine for me about 2 times in a row but I know others who have been less lucky. 

So I am currently gathering the parts for my new PC. None of the old parts will be used.

 

But I don't want to re-buy windows again. Can I use my old activated Version of Windows on the new PC after a fresh installation?

 

Thanks for your help

75% of what I say is sarcastic

 

So is the rest probably

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can you just use the drive then clone it over after you boot the pc? 

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Rig 3: i7-6700 | GT 730 & GT 645 OEM | Some random DDR4 2133mhz 2x8gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | WD Black 2TB HDD & Toshiba 1TB HDD | Win 10 Home | 3 27" Dell FHD Monitors 

 

Rig 4: i7-4770 | EVGA SSC 1050ti | Some random DDR3 ram 2x2gb and 2x4gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | Stock Cooler | 1TB WD Black HDD | Win 7 Home 

 

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I want to install a fresh version of windows, and I don't want to keep any of my old files

75% of what I say is sarcastic

 

So is the rest probably

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7 minutes ago, myselfolli said:

It's an OEM license, so no

Sometimes it will work to simply re-enter the code sometimes it won't. I have had it work fine for me about 2 times in a row but I know others who have been less lucky. 

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12 minutes ago, myselfolli said:

It's an OEM license, so no

It has worked for me in the past, you should check

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14 minutes ago, myselfolli said:

It's an OEM license, so no

You can still link OEM to MS account. Which will make it transferable with that account.

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Link the Windows activation key to a Microsoft account, so you can reuse the key for a new PC.

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