PC build using existing Harddrive with Win 10

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Kazz00

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I am looking to build a PC using an existing Hard drive with Windows 10 from a Dell inspiron 3650 but all other components will be new. The build will consist of an i3-8100 intel, Gigabyte B360 Aorus Gaming 3 wifi, EVGA 450 bt, patriot memory viper elite series 8g single stick. In a Rosewill ATX mid tower gaming case, I have never built a computer from scratch and don't know if the hard drive will be able to transfer over and what do I need to do with the new components if I have an existing Windows 10 to work from? I also have an EVGA GTX 1050 ti to go with it.

As I said I have never built a PC from scratch and mainly just need to see if this a viable option or not to use an existing hard drive with Win 10 from a prebuilt I bought last year. Also is there anything particular to i should know for this type of build.
 
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lochlomonder

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I'm pretty sure this won't work, since it's all completely new hardware and I'm guessing the pre-built had an OEM license with it.
 

flavallee

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You cannot remove a hard drive containing Windows 10 that's installed in a Dell computer and then install it in a newly-built computer and expect it to work.
lochlomonder already explained why.
You will need to reinstall and activate Windows 10 in that hard drive after it's installed in that newly-built computer.

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Kazz00

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Cool thank you both for the heads up really appreciate the advice. Now that I know this I'll ditch the old hard drive and get a new one with new OS, thank you again.
 
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