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Switching HDD from pc to pc, will os change

KGGaming
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So 3 years ago I bought a windows usb license off amazon and installed it onto my hdd. If I swap from hard drive between computers will I have a licences windows os.

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If it's a retail key you bought then yes, if it's an OEM key no.

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GPD Win 2

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1 minute ago, Kilrah said:

If it's a retail key you bought then yes, if it's an OEM key no.

yeah a retail key, i remember forking over like £100 for it

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

GPU: Gigabyte gtx 1660 Super oc 6g
Mobo:MSI b450 tomahawk max

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PSU: cxm 450

Case: Corsair Carbide Series

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If you're signed in with a microsoft account it should transfer straight, if not you might need to reenter the key or call MS to reactivate.

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Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX3080, 2TB SX8200Pro, 2x16TB Ironwolf RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary, Mountain Everest Max

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

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For a retail key does that mean unlimited windows liscenses? or? @Kilrah

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1 minute ago, KGGaming said:

For a retail key does that mean unlimited windows liscenses? or? @Kilrah

It should mean you can transfer the license to a different machine an unlimited number of times. However, you can still only have one installation at a time, since you only have one Windows license.

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3 minutes ago, Eigenvektor said:

It should mean you can transfer the license to a different machine an unlimited number of times. However, you can still only have one installation at a time, since you only have one Windows license.

Ohh thats good to know. Thanks for the help

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If you want to swap system from one computer and then back, and if you want to do it often, better but second SSD and clone your system. Faster boot without reconfiguring devices, even if it will be automatic process. And even better - your system may stay activated and you may get only notification from time to time (rare situation).

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2 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

If you want to swap system from one computer and then back, and if you want to do it often, better but second SSD and clone your system. Faster boot without reconfiguring devices, even if it will be automatic process. And even better - your system may stay activated and you may get only notification from time to time (rare situation).

How would I do this?

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

GPU: Gigabyte gtx 1660 Super oc 6g
Mobo:MSI b450 tomahawk max

RAM: 32gb ddr4 lpx vengeance 3200mhz

PSU: cxm 450

Case: Corsair Carbide Series

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1 hour ago, KGGaming said:

How would I do this?

Buying? Just go to the shop. :)

 

But seriously, if you're asking for cloning, use Macrium Reflect. And if you want to be sure your clone will be good, use bootable Rescue USB created by Macrium Reflect and clone offline system.

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4 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

Buying? Just go to the shop. :)

 

But seriously, if you're asking for cloning, use Macrium Reflect. And if you want to be sure your clone will be good, use bootable Rescue USB created by Macrium Reflect and clone offline system.

I was obivously asking about cloning, god i mean who would be asking about how to get the ssd, you'd have to be a total idiot to ask that

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58 minutes ago, KGGaming said:

I was obivously asking about cloning, god i mean who would be asking about how to get the ssd, you'd have to be a total idiot to ask that

That was a joke of course. There was a small smile there. :)

 

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21 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

That was a joke of course. There was a small smile there. :)

 

ah I did't see that lol i feel like the idiot now

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