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Windows on an hard drive in a new pc

tassmeister
  • 51 months ago

I am planning to build a pc soon, and am going to use my 500gb WD hard drive from my old pc. This has Windows 7 on it. If I am to use to same Hard Drive, will Windows transfer over? If it does, will I be able to upgrade to Windows 10? (oh and btw is 10 better than 8 or 7?) Cheers

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

If the Windows version is OEM, then it is not legally transferable.
Microsoft:

Q. Can a PC with an OEM Windows operating system have its motherboard upgraded and keep the same license? What if it was replaced because it was defective?

A. Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer—except the motherboard—...

Even if the Windows version is full retail, don't be surprised if BSOD is the result, due to hardware change.

As for upgrade question: Microsoft

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean by OEM? So you're saying it'll work?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer. If you did not purchase it at a store in a box, it is likely OEM.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

...So you're saying it'll work?

Already answered: "... it is not legally transferable."

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

so your saying it'll work?

maybe, but piracy is something pretty frowned apon.

i say its not really worth it

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