1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 113

    Win10 Redstone and Redstone 1 License Key?

    I am still running Win10 Pro (November Update 1511), and I am waiting for Redstone 1 (stable release) to roll out. I think its planned in January of 2017, I am not sure.

    Anyways, I did a clean install of Win10 Pro version 1511 using by license key for that version from the Media Creation Tool.

    My question is, can I use the same license key from my copy of Win10 Pro (1511) for the next major release of Win10 which will be Redstone or Redstone1 using the Media Creation Tool (clean install)?

    And of course, I will be always doing a clean install and not an in place upgrade when Redstone rolls out.

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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,115

    RS1 was released on August 2nd!

    You use the same key if required.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 7,609
    Windows 10 IoT

    If you did the free upgrade, and your licensed with a Digital License, your key is a generic key. One you don't need for a reinstall. All you have to do is install the same version you have now, Home or Pro, and do a skip key when asked for a key. The PC will then activate with the Digital License stored on the activation server. You can enter the key, but you don't have to. The Digital License is not build specific, just version specific.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
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    All kinds

    That's Rs2 that's planned for 1Q 2017 release.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Aurora, Colorado
    Posts : 468
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you upgrade (start Setup from your present desktop) you will not be asked for a product key. If you do a clean installation (start the computer with the installation media) you will be asked for a product key but do not need one. Simply click the link at the bottom of the page that says "I don't have a product key." Your computer is already a registered Windows 10 device and Windows will activate the first time it connects to the internet.
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