Join Date : Jul 2015
Posts : 57
WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro
Actually you can say it stronger.
Changing the drive will not deactivate you. It works exactly the same as any Windows setup. If you clone your drive to a bigger one/different one/etc it doesn't care.
The info about your activation is stored in silicon on your motherboard, using the UEFI firmware storage locations, and corresponding info is sent to Microsoft for storage in it's activation databses. As people have stated, only if you change things drastically such as replacing your motherboard/cpu and or nic card will you trip re-activation requirements.
People to thousands of drive clone/upgrades every week. Windows 10 isn't going to break that.
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