Installing new SSD -Will I need to buy Windows OS again?

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larryh10000

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Thinking about buying an SSD to replace my existing mechanical HD. This computer currently has the most up-to-date activated Windows 10 home version OS on it.
Will I have to buy a new Windows 10 license? If not, can I use the Windows Media Creation Tool to install it on the new SSD? I prefer not to clone the old hard drive to the new SSD.

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Goddess-Bastet

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As long as you log in to Windows with your Microsoft account & it’s registered there then there should be no problem with installing & activating Windows on the new SSD.
You can always use something like Macrium Reflect to clone the drive.
 
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