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Transfer windows 8 license from old hard drive to a new hard drive for a new computer build?

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December 3, 2013 11:02:01 PM

I have an old amd sempron computer build that I managed to update from windows xp to windows 8 using window 8 pro upgrade on a 320 GB 5400 rpm hard drive.

I recently bought components for a completely new budget intel build consisting of an i3-3240 with a 1 TB 7200 rpm hard drive. Is it possible to install windows 8 pro on my new hard drive using the license from my old hard drive?

This new build would replace my old amd computer, so its not a matter of having two computers using the same license. I just want to install windows 8 pro on my new build using my old license.

Thanks so much for your help.

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December 3, 2013 11:14:54 PM

even if you use the same hdd to boot, any big hardware config change will trigger a windows (re)activation. you should ask on a microsoft support thread to be sure.
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