I've got windows 10 pro on a ssd and I'm planning to change the mobo and processor on my pc. Will I have issues doing so and will I need to purchase windows again?
You won't need to repurchase Win10 again, but there might be a bit of a process to activate Windows on your new hardware (if you need to):
You need to make a Microsoft Account first, link your key with that account, and then re-activate by using that account on your new hardware.
Thanks for your reply. I will give this a go and see what happens.
Is it a retail or OEM copy of Windows? Retail copy no problems. OEM copies are tied to you original Pc, so reactivation may not be possible.
Not sure. I bought the PC used.
Is it a name brand PC or a "white box" build?
Some custom build I bought off Gumtree.
I changed my mobo and had to speak to them on live chat, they sent me an activation key which I was able to use. However, like HighandDry recommended link it to your microsoft account and it will transfer over no problem.
I don't think you can simply put the ssd onto a new mobo and processor. You are likely to have to do a clean install
As far as I know, it should be fine, I think the only issue is if you do it too often (not sure how often is too often lol), but theres sort of a video on Linus that talks a bit about it as they swap out hardware often for testing and videos.
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