BSOD playing Revalation Online (and other hardware intensive games)

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
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    axe0 said:
    Unless this is from a school, or similar organizations, Microsoft does NOT offer free download for Windows (as in it doesn't require activation after installating), exception for the free upgrade for which the period to download for free has expired long ago.
    Even from a school or similar organization, you still pay for it one way or another.
    Did you get a key to activate Windows? Because, to be technical, you don't have to pay to download Windows 10, you only pay for a license to use Windows.
    I did not get any key at all. I see "Activate windows Go to Settings to activate Windows" watermark on desktop near clock often.
    Believe or not I just downloaded this copy of windows 10 from for personal use (maybe I failed to read some usage terms etc.). I can not find link to do this again, but still own DVD disk I used to install.
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  2. Posts : 14,903
    Windows 10 Pro

    For Microsoft, there is a difference between downloading and activating.
    Downloading is free, activating is NOT free.

    When did you receive this offer to install Windows 10 for free?
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    During this summer. My C:\windows folder is dated 12/6/2018 so I downloaded day before or so.
    I think I saw this on news, maybe it was this one (How to Download Windows 10 For Free, Even in 2018 - ExtremeTech) not sure.
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  4. Posts : 14,903
    Windows 10 Pro

    Did a little research, the upgrade was free for people that need assistive technology to use Windows 10, i.e. people with vision issues, hearing issues or learning problems. I doubt that without the assistive technology you still can get Windows activated.

    As the Windows activation is hardware/account based in combination with the version installed (i.e., home, pro, enterprise, single language, etc.), I think you need the installation media you downloaded at the time and reinstall Windows to get the activation issue resolved. If you already did and/or are still using it then I also suggest to contact Microsoft.
    Though, you could ask at Activation troubleshooting - Windows 10 Forums as well for insight on your situation.
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