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The answer is...it depends.
- If you installed a previous Windows version (7, 8 or 8.1) and then upgraded to Windows 10, the answer is no. Upgrades are tied to the hardware on which the upgrade occurred. Windows 10 will not reactivate on the replacement NUC (I just went through this a short time ago ).
- If you installed Windows 10 from scratch and have logged into an account registered with Microsoft at least once, then the digital entitlement for this install is stored on Microsoft's servers and will be used to reactivate Windows 10 on the new hardware. This will occur sometime after you log into that account once you are running on the replacement NUC.
See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change for more information...
Yet again, thank you.