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I presume that with a new HD it's basically a new device, but just want to check. I've got Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO which is a lifetime sub. One of the many things I need to do before changing hard drives.



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8 minutes ago, DougWeller said:

I presume that with a new HD it's basically a new device, but just want to check.

If you are reinstalling Windows yes. Please deactivate Malwarebytes first.

If you are cloning/imaging to a new drive then no issue.

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To move your license from one device to another you should first deactivate your license key on the existing device as described in this support article then you may activate the software on your new device.

I would also suggest signing up for an account at My.Malwarebytes.com if you haven't done so already.  Instructions on doing so can be found in this support article.  Once you're signed up you will be able to manage your Malwarebytes product licenses from any computer using a web browser and you'll be able to see the status of each license and the device(s) they are active on.

I hope this helps and if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.




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FYI - For reference if needed


Greg Carmack - MVP 2010-2020 -Clean Install Windows 10

I think Greg has an excellent article on how to set up a new install - I don't agree with him though about the use of an Online account but that's my personal preference not to use an Online account.


How to Create a Local Account While Setting Up Windows 10

How to set up Windows 10 with a local account

How to Clean Install Windows 10

How to do a Clean Install of Windows 10 the Easy Way

How to do a clean installation of Windows 10

How to install Windows 10 from DVD, USB, or ISO file

How to Custom Install Windows 10

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