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I purchased a copy of Windows 10. Can I just install all my old hard drive and SSDs into the new motherboard and CPU and insert the new Windows 10 key to activate it?

I guess I would have to backup current PC to external hard drive since I only have one PSU.
Edited by Kanivakil - 6/10/16 at 7:01am
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Assuming Windows 10 configures the new hardware configuration fine and successfully boots Windows. Yes you can if the Windows 10 key is for the same edition of Windows that you have. I think also a Windows 10 Pro key will work on a Windows 10 Home edition of windows but not the other way around.

If both motherboards have been set to AHCI before installing windows on them then you should be fine.
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I decided I'm just going to do a clean install and transfer everything I want to an external hard drive.
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