Kari Fair enough, and thanx for your input. Sign into the Microsoft account you want to link you may need to enter the password to your local account as well. Ryan4307 wrote: Although, this wasn't an upgrade. It was kind of a hassle but i was still able to install Windows 10. Did you have a microsoft user account on your old setup?? This is just the first time I have ever seen anything like this. They tell you the rules and pretty much just hope you'll follow them.
Regards Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. Perhaps I will register this key with Microsoft, I've just avoided that for privacy reasons, but since Win10 is such a peeping Tom anyway, what harm can it do? While it may technically work, you're not licensed to do so. If you have already used a Microsoft account to log in to your digitally-activated Windows 10 device, your account will be automatically linked to the digital license on that device. You're in better shape then I am, as you see above I can't even legitimately buy one now from microsoft, that's how badly these activations and their rulesets are screwed up. It is way different now than it was in the Windows 7 era.
This may feel a bit inconvenient. No, I'm saying the exact opposite. My product key appears to be correct based on the last few digits that is shows and what i have written down in my files before i changed hardware. You will have four tabs - Contacts, Licenses, Product Keys, and Order Confirmation. It is showing that my copy is no longer activated. Which we have done so many times before. Windows 10 free Upgrade either because Windows 10 uses this keyless entitlement method and records the digital signature in Microsoft Servers.
What else am I going to do? You can get that in stand alone as well as in the dvd iso file. Your product key is designed for a different Windows version Make sure you are not trying to activate your version of Win 10 with the key designed for another Windows version — this kind of switcheroo will not work. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to be argumentative or attempting to do anything illegal or improper. Or is there some issue I am not aware of? This subreddit is suitable for both Office warriors and newbies. Did you have a microsoft user account on your old setup?? All the keys you are seeing are generic keys. I just had this happen this past weekend and they refused to re-activate my Windows 10 install and left me pissed. Ryan4307 wrote: What about device cloning? Windows get de-activated when this hardware signature change.
Windows 10 is the free upgrade for those users who has genuine key for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Unfortunately I dont see an option to rollback to 8. So I have way of going back to win8 so I can upgrade again for her. The software is licensed, not sold. Hi and welcome to the forum! It's still much more time consuming than the old phone activation, but there's still a way to avoid shelling out a couple hundred bucks for a new license. DragonsRule wrote: Ryan4307 wrote: Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to be argumentative or attempting to do anything illegal or improper. I have a how-to on this process here:.
Indeed, it is better to work with the grain rather than against it. I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8. It was a hardware change. Microsoft considers replacing the motherboard to be activating a new device let's face it- at that point, it practically is. Just read on to see how to do that. We are looking forward to your comments! But, it's not legit, license-wise.
You get a limited of activations, but can request additional activations should you run out. This is just the first time I have ever seen anything like this. I am outdated We all were. However, they do no longer accept two product keys for same edition on one digitally licensed device. I am not so sure that your Windows 7 or 8 license depending on what you previously had is still valid. So I want to do a clean install of Windows. Note: When your operating system is activated, the Troubleshoot section is not visible.
Here is the real answer. I had a Win10 system activated by upgrade from an activated Win7, which apparently voided the older Win7 license. That's where the 10 installer leaves the desktop at the start until the restart initializes the set up process. Hello Welcome to the Ten Forums! A malware infection is at work Malicious software is destructive in many ways: for instance, it can cause your Windows 10 activation to fail. We hope there is nothing to prevent you from enjoying your Windows 10 now. Schuller Not all surprises are good.
For reference you can refer the link below and check if it helps 32 bit and 64 bit architect applies same to windows 10 Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better. For instance, take this: 2. Go to the store to buy genuine Windows. I am asking, because I am not so sure that your Windows 7 or 8 license depending on what you previously had is still valid. If you clone a systems hard drive to a new hard drive and then boot to the cloned drive, in most cases windows doesn't care or need to re-activate. This was rumored to be happening, but the link above seems to verify it. Since my gaming laptop came with windows 8 initially i had to reinstall that first and then was prompted that i could upgrade to windows 10.
Not to mention, its silly and rediculous to go to these sort of lengths to get a legit activation which should have just simply and plainly worked from the start, without any hassles, in the first place. Yes, and im also logged in to the same Microsoft account here. The device you are trying to activate does not match the type of device you have linked to your digital license. Title : Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change excerpt : In Windows 10 Version 1607 or later , you can link your Microsoft account to the Windows 10 digital license on your device. Then the upgrade should go well. Instead, when you perform an upgrade from within Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.