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I've done a redeploy to new hardware with Macrium before, but it was from Windows 10 to a new Windows 10 self-built computer. So, I had the Windows 10 license to enter when the new machine booted and required activation on new hardware. The current scenario is a store bought computer that will have Windows 11 and my old PC is Windows 10. I want to redeploy and then upgrade to Windows 11. My old PC is not capable of running Windows 10. So I have some questions about how to proceed.
1. Do I need to run through basic setup of the new Windows 11 PC to get the Windows 11 license associated with the new computer/motherboard first?
2. When I clone the Windows 10 image to the new PC, I will then run redeploy to new hardware to fix driver issues.
3. At that point, when the PC boots on new hardware, do I need to license the new computer with a temporary Windows 10 license before I do the upgrade to Windows 11? I was going to use a Windows 7 license from an old PC as I've heard this still works for activation of Windows 10.
4. Do the in-place upgrade to Windows 11 and the license from Step 1 will be active.
Comments? Thank you!