Reusing an old hard drive in new build help!

So, I've been posting a lot of questions lately getting ready to build my first PC and I have one final question. I was going to use my old 300gb hard drive from my old Dell XPS 400 in my new build to save cash, I understand that the version of windows installed on this hard drive is linked to the motherboard since it came from Dell, but I was wondering if I put the hard in the new build and then put in the Windows 8 Pro upgrade in would recognize it allow it to do the upgrade but link it to the new motherboard in my new build. Any help would be great.
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  1. When you're ready to install the operating system you load the Windows 8 disc (or if you're using Flash connect the USB device) and then you reformat the drive through the Windows OS.
  2. Yep, as long as you're re-installing your OS you should be golden.
  3. sweet thanks guys
  4. I would still back up your data just in case. You never know what will happen.
  5. already done i have a 1tb backup drive
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