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I have windows 10 on retail usb drive if I buy a different key will I be able to use the usb 

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2 minutes ago, jrhd13 said:

I have windows 10 on retail usb drive if I buy a different key will I be able to use the usb 

Probably, I don't know for sure though.

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2 minutes ago, jrhd13 said:

I have windows 10 on retail usb drive if I buy a different key will I be able to use the usb 

yeah. its not linked (i don't think) but as long as the key was never used before then go for it.

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The windows installer is completely separate from any key and can be used on any machine.

I would recommend using the windows media creation tool to put a newer version of windows on a USB though.

That way you're not installing and old version of windows and 20 upgrades on top.

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The key thats with it is used so if I buy a new key it would work?

Its one of these

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6 minutes ago, jrhd13 said:

I have windows 10 on retail usb drive if I buy a different key will I be able to use the usb 

Yes, when you install onto a non OEM system you'll be asked to provide a key each time. You can also choose to skip entering the key at install and enter it direct into Windows afterwards if you choose.

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Why do you want to buy a different key? I don't get the issue here :P

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The key thats with it is used on a different pc so my understanding is the key thats with it can't be used again

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13 minutes ago, jrhd13 said:

The key thats with it is used on a different pc so my understanding is the key thats with it can't be used again

That's correct, it can't be on two computers at the same time.

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Thought so. So I can use the usb to install windows and enter a new key that would work?

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20 hours ago, jrhd13 said:

Thought so. So I can use the usb to install windows and enter a new key that would work?

Yes, that was already answered in this thread. Installer doesn't need key to anything.

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