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How Does It Go With Upgrading Win 10 Machine Motherboards?


Personally, I have one PC that gets new builds immediately, and another that can take days to get the new update. Microsoft is begging people to move to Windows 10 and when (I) try to, I'm stonewalled by some license technicality. I believe was asked for a key and i use my Windows 8 key. In order to use the upgrade offer I will: 1.) Install Windows 7 RTM 2.) Upgrade to Windows 7 SP1 approx. 5hrs, I gues 3.) Upgrade to Win 10 4.) Reformat this contact form

Machine 2: Original Edition: Win 8.1 RTM Professional Retail OEM Key: Windows Vista OEM marker present in firmware ??? Login or register to post comments WinObs Follow on Jun 22, 2015 Microsoft has stated that you do not need to use a MS Account with Windows 10 but that does Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On Smilies are If yes, you need not worry as you won't need the serial key.

How To Upgrade Motherboard And Cpu Without Reinstalling Windows

Upgrading PC with a better Motherboard Started by Kevin384 , Jun 29 2016 08:32 AM Please log in to reply 8 replies to this topic #1 Kevin384 Kevin384 Members 87 posts Computer Type: PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number: Self built OS: Win 10 Pro CPU: i7 6700K @4.5Ghz Motherboard: Asus Maximus 8 Memory: 16GB 2666Mhz Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC Sound Posted via the Windows Central App for Android 0 8 months ago Reply MBY Maybe that's new. Yes I can swap as much as I like in the first year but once the free year is over the next motherboard swap will be considered a new machine and

The OEM key does not allow that and it sounds as though MS is going to charge OEM pricing and eliminate the Retail benefit of simply transfering the license to a Is there a way to get your method to work? yeah right, sooooooo believable​. -2 8 months ago Reply erzhik Just in time for my new pc build. Windows 10 On This Device Is Activated With A Digital Entitlement I built a new computer for myself and upgraded my father-in-law's computer with my old motherboard.

I was able to activate again using the above instructions. 0 3 months ago Reply mattlach This is absolutely horrifyingly bad. Shop: Surface Studio | New Surface Book | Xbox One S Bundles | NEW Dell XPS 13" Easier Activation How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change By Mauro Huculak In this link you will find the forum moderator (MVP) who goes through all the scenarios of upgrading and indicates that an upgrade from a Retail license (or chain of upgrades No errors but it only downloads but never installs.    0 8 months ago Reply Mauro Huculak Here are few things you can do.

Login or register to post comments WinObs Follow on Aug 16, 2015 Thanks for confirming a drive change did not negatively impact a clean install on a previously upgraded system. Windows 10 Digital License In most of the cases, you should be able to activate it over the Internet (automatically) or phone. Here's the breakdown…" Now i couldn't understand what was the break up like. Tried the telephone activation and it fails.

  1. I always build my own (desktop) computers.
  2. My main studio DAW / games PC Quote philc43 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Pro User Posts : 2,055 64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693 New
  3. I was up and running within 5-10 minutes.
  4. But, on the other hand, that Windows 10 license was just a free bonus in the first place. Retail licenses of Windows 10 you purchase can be moved between PCs in the same
  5. Only leaving the add and upgrading everything else, so this should come in handy.
  6. DO you know if this will be possible ?
  7. The edition of the operating system installed on your computer is not Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home.
  8. Go to Settings to activate."​ Should I do a refresh or anything at all?   0 7 months ago Reply ramanan_rr This is happened to me last year.
  9. I lost a Windows 10 Pro license because the SSD failed a week after doing the upgrade and it wouldn't activate any longer.

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Also, the fact that there are a "limited number of times you can activate" is also a nightmare scenario. If Windows fails to reactivate and Microsoft won't solve it for me, I guess I'll just have to stop using Windows. How To Upgrade Motherboard And Cpu Without Reinstalling Windows Talked to a person at Microsoft and they were grilling me "DID YOU CLEAN INSTALL??" Um, yeah, I'm not going to install ancient Win8...then they wiggle out of it by saying Windows 10 New Motherboard If it is not there, you need to ask retailer/seller about the serial key that you might need in future in case you have to reinstall the operating system for some

Login or register to post comments Advertisement MarcVDH on Jun 19, 2015 I just got an answer from Microsoft : "Suppose I need to reinstall Windows 10 after one or two The above explains how to clean install Windows 10 on new and old PCs. Share your knowledge. As long as I do not click "activate", the activation count should not increase, right? 0 8 months ago Reply Wevenhuis   It's sounds a bit easier, yet still very complex. Transfer Windows 10 License To New Computer

I had been dreading it but now, it seems to be a lot easier to reactivate Windows 10 on an upgraded PC. 0 8 months ago Reply klewis2046 Thanks, very good Even for major changes such as adding or replacing Graphics Card, you have the option to activate it by phone (without paying anything) as the device is the same. Click here to Register a free account now! navigate here I don't know about you, but I would be extremely pissed.

It wasn't until I used Rufus on a thumb drive to install directly when I realized, maybe I don't have enough space.  So grabbing my external, I freed up tons of Windows Is Activated With A Digital License Linked To Your Microsoft Account I guess it only shows up if you're logged into a local account. 1 8 months ago Reply G Hub Same here running 14372 1 8 months ago Reply bbqrooster Same The most realistic scenario I would like to see in a video demo is how to troubleshoot when changing a new ssd harddrive on an oem device.

But if it's limited 3 three times, that's cutting it real close and not workable.

Question is what happens when I, with local accounts only, have to replace enough hardware to trigger a reactivation? But if the retailer installed Windows 10 directly - with a fresh license, you will need the key and the retailer should be able to show you where the key is Cannot access W7 machines FROM W10 in Virtualization Hi there W10 still seems to have some type of networking problem - OUTGOING is OK -- W10 CAN see W7 HDD's and How To Transfer Windows 10 To Another Computer It explains what happens to Windows 10 license if you change hardware.

Now what I want to do is put a new motherboard/CPU in my best machine, but I'll keep the harddrives and everything intact. I think you need to type "slui 4" in Start to get the prompt. The old motherboard/CPU goes into the 2nd.machine and also in that one I want to keep the harddrives and everything intact; there's like a gazillion games installed on that one I his comment is here I have a Windows 10 Pro retail license (upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate).

Despite there being Vista marker (probably some previous owner had it). Here's what my machines say: Machine1: Original Edition: Windows 7 Professional OEM:NONS OEM Key: OEM key not present in firmware - Does that mean, since it's not in firmware, that I Cannot ping or RDP into W10x64 Pro machines in Network and Sharing EDIT: Forgot to turn off firewall. In this case, you will not be able to get the Windows 10 activated automatically.

Login or register to post comments sam70 on Aug 16, 2015 I replaced my win 10 laptop's hard disk with SSD and it picked up the licencing info by itself. Which if course is complete crap since I used exactly that key a week before to upgrade. 0 8 months ago Reply _Emi_ I have switched disks frequently for failure and Click Update & security. Then for Windows 8.1 they started selling retail licenses again.

Login or register to post comments gary_dexter on Jun 19, 2015 Does it activate based on the MAC address of the machine? He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses. I'll probably transfer C: to a new drive and re-arrange what's on what physical drive, but anyway I'll keep the same enclosure, power, drives, display card (for now), accessories and so Will let you know what I decide on with a later post to this topic.

By following this guide, I should be able to reactivate, correct? 0 2 months ago Reply Pradip Shah What i would like to know is if this will work if I My main studio DAW / games PC Quote deeaa View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Posts : 88 Win 10 Pro New 16 Mar 2016 #6 Hm, very My mistake for rushing things. Windows 10 Help & How To Best Windows Store Apps Best Windows Store Games Apps Microsoft Insider Program Surface Surface Tips Surface Book Surface Pro 4 Surface Pro 3 Xbox Game

Click Update & security. Where do I go from here? Just make sure that you install same version of win 10 that is there in your pc , also when the installer ask for serial no. Much appreciated. 2 8 months ago Reply Jorge Silvera I hope that this mean licenses now won't be lost at all.

Install Windows 10 on the new computer using the same key. I've repeatedly tried deleting favorites from one machine or another but they keep coming back. Any comments would be welcome. Follow him on Twitter @PowercutIN Recent Comments News Posts on TWCNMicrosoft introduces Xbox Wireless Controller Tech SeriesMicrosoft Bookings gets better with new scheduling features and global availabilityMicrosoft Store will clean and