1. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10
       10 Oct 2016 #1

    New OS SSD Drive


    I'm confused with what, if I anything, that I need to do in order to activate Windows 10 once I replace/upgrade my OS SSD. I originally was able to take advantage of the free Windows 7 to 10 upgrade. What do I need to do with regard to activation once I re-install windows 10 on the new SSD. Where do I obtain the Windows 10 installation file from?
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  2. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,330
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Oct 2016 #2

    Download the Windows 10 ISO file:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    Burn a DVD from the ISO file or make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive:
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Clean install Windows 10:
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    At step 7 click the link indicated:
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  3. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10
       10 Oct 2016 #3

    OK, thanks for this but what will occur once I click the link please?

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Download the Windows 10 ISO file:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    Burn a DVD from the ISO file or make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive:
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Clean install Windows 10:
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    At step 7 click the link indicated:
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,383
    Win10 1607
       10 Oct 2016 #4

    Nothing , it is actually the same as the old SKIP for now Button , Windows will auto activate after Windows is Installed all on it's own if the same computer is reactivated with the same Motherboard.

    Win10 is not effected by a new HDD/SSD like Win7 could be , it is tied to the MB now and even then it will usually update anyway especially if it was a Retail Win10 Upgrade.


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  5. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10
       10 Oct 2016 #5

    Great info, thanks for taking the time to reply, greatly appreciated.

    Kbird said: View Post
    Nothing , it is actually the same as the old SKIP for now Button , Windows will auto activate after Windows is Installed all on it's own if the same computer is reactivated with the same Motherboard.

    Win10 is not effected by a new HDD/SSD like Win7 could be , it is tied to the MB now and even then it will usually update anyway especially if it was a Retail Win10 Upgrade.


    KB
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