Does the Windows Server key bind to the motherboard? Can I reinstall?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by lolcocks, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I am thinking of getting a Windows Server 2019.

    But before installing on my SSD, I want to install it on a separate hard disk and give it a try and later switch over to the SSD.

    Will I be able to reinstall on the SSD? All the other hardware is the same. Just the hard disk is different.

    Currently the SSD already has a Windows 10 installation and I don't want to get rid of for about a week.

    Regards,
    Lolcocks.
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    On the same pc/machine/etc You can install as many different hard drives as You want. And on any drive can be the same or different OS or OS version, there is no restrictions.
    If I understand You correctly, then yes You can.
     
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  3. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    Thanks! That was helpful. I will do it. :)
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Depends on if the key can be used another time, if not, maybe image the hdd install and recover on the ssd, or just use KMS_VL_ALL to activate the next install.
     
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