. Will I be able to do so using the same product key for my current install? Download windows 10 tech preview and install it. I'm not changing any other elements of my machine. I successfully installed Windows 8 on this partition and unfortunately activated it too. Why would I need to? It does not automagically become a legit license. I own Office 2007 Professional but am sorely tempted to buy this just to get another license and also OneNote which I hear is pretty damn awesome. Your device will still be activated because Windows 10 recognizes that it was once installed on the hardware once before.
But this was correct for before-windows-10 era. Why would I need to? I've seen some that say 'one device' and others say 'one device and one portable device', thus two devices total. Everything is stored on Microsoft account. Can I somehow expand this partition? I just recently got my hands on a new ssd but was wondering if the product key could be used once again coz I want to install Windows on the ssd could anyone shed some light please and thank you hi I've just finished my first build but didn't have an ssd it actually broke so I installed Windows 10 os on my wd blue 1tb. If your windows is not working now because of license key issues you can right now go to the tech preview and then your problem is slved as far as licensing goes was all I meant by that. The product id are different but the product key are all the same.
Microsoft has changed and with the release of Windows 10. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. But if this cannot be done, and I would have to install Windows 8 again on another drive, can I do this with the product key that I have and is activated? Not saying you did pirate it but you will have a functioning copy now and a licensed copy in a few months. Not quite, you are never given one. If that fails, you'll probably have to go through the phone robot. For reference, I used the free upgrade to Win10 from Win7.
Will I be able to do so using the same product key for my current install? What you need to do is download the exact copy of windows 10 that is on your pc and install it and skip any part that asks for the key. Oddly you select that you want media for another pc, but you will then see that you tick the auto select box to get the correct version and it tells about this being the one you need so a new key is not required. If you have changed your motherboard or processor you will need to contact them. On all 5 laptops the windows 10 key is identical. It has little or nothing to do with activation, that is all handled at the Microsoft server end where it checks you information collected when you upgraded with what you have now with a clean install. Well it displayed internet explorer product key which is my windows 7 key then windows 10 key. Many are using it for their daily drivers now.
The in a few months windows 10 will be free to everyone even people who pirated it. Thanks for any replies and please do reply fast :. At least that's how I understand it. The in a few months windows 10 will be free to everyone even people who pirated it. Same with Windows It sucks but it's how they work. When users upgrade to Windows 10, the Windows 10 setup program checks the activation status of Windows and reports it to the activation servers. Edit: The only way you get a new key is to purchase a retail version.
When you make the media it may fail because of your anti-virus not letting it create auto run on the media. For reference, I used the free upgrade to Win10 from Win7. Unfortunately I can't expand my only partition! I upgraded all 5 to windows 10. Tell us what you think by commenting down below. The only restriction is that you cannot install it on two desktops. If so, that'd be best, as I would not need to install Windows again.
It has little or nothing to do with activation, that is all handled at the Microsoft server end where it checks you information collected when you upgraded with what you have now with a clean install. The product id are different but the product key are all the same. If yours says 'one device' on the box then that is the license you purchased and so legally that is all you can do with it. The new rules makes reinstalling Windows significantly easier compared to previous versions of Windows such as 8. Or we could make a phone call activation. Download windows 10 tech preview and install it. Edit: The only way you get a new key is to purchase a retail version.
So what do I do now? Cause Microsoft changed activation mechanism, I don't know how it works now. Try opening onedrive and see the name of your device, it's hardware id, last date of sync. The in a few months windows 10 will be free to everyone even people who pirated it. Otherwise, you will need a new license key. And if you install it on the same machine it would recognize it.