What's your new processor and motherboard? Impossible to say without that info.
My New Processor is a i7- 8700k and my new MB is a Z370 Aorus Gaming 7What's your new processor and motherboard? Impossible to say without that info.
I have a up-to-date version of Windows 10 installed on it. I use it for both storage and my Windows.Are you using this for storage OR do you expect to run a previous windows install?
So should I just Reset/Wipe my SSD, install a new Windows 10 on my new pc , and just backup my needed documents and such from my SSD before I wipe it?OK, not going to work. You cannot move a windows install without following the procedure outlined at the top of the forum. In addition, you are going to have to active windows since it will detect the different hardware.
If you want to follow the procedure to move an install, do understand it starts with the old motherboard still installed.
Since you need a new windows lic anyway, your best option is to clean install windows.
Alright, thanks so much!Correct. You can get your documents off of it and such. But you will need to do a new install with the new hardware.
So I have the Windows 10 CD, would I need to buy a new one if I used that one already for my old pc?That is what I would do. If your windows is the retail version ie did not come on a dell, hp, etc, you can call MS and explain what occurred. MS will give you a new code to install. If your windows was an OEM, then you need a new lic key.
how do I tell/where does it say if its either retail or oem. I bought it off amazon if that means it is retail.First of all, I highly doubt you have win10 on a cd; much more likely on a dvd. If your disk is the retail version ie NOT oem, then all you need to do is call MS.