Windows 10 Auto Activation after RAM Upgrade  

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  1. Posts : 22,740
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #21

    mmTalish33 said:
    just talked to MS Tech representative on chat desk page the name was Payal S
    he/she told me that i can do any update/upgrade to my laptop RAM/BIOS while on properly activated windows 7 and then use the usual way to update win 7 till win 10 and i'll get win 10 for free again. He/she also gave me a case number to use it if i need more guidance in future regarding this issue.
    don't know how much truth is this!
    Sounds logical to me.
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  2. Posts : 18,401
    Windows 11 Pro
       #22

    mmTalish33 said:
    just talked to MS Tech representative on chat desk page the name was Payal S
    he/she told me that i can do any update/upgrade to my laptop RAM/BIOS while on properly activated windows 7 and then use the usual way to update win 7 till win 10 and i'll get win 10 for free again. He/she also gave me a case number to use it if i need more guidance in future regarding this issue.
    don't know how much truth is this!
    That will always be an option until July 28th, 2016.
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  3. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Thread Starter
       #23

    i have dispatched my laptop for RAM upgrade. it'll take some days to find compatible RAM here. I'll post as soon as i get response.
    till then i request mods not mark this thread as "Solved"
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #24

    I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 via the app, a day or 2 after the upgrade I updated the BIOS and then removed the factory installed memory and installed my own 16GB. A few days after this I installed a new SSD and secondary 2TB HDD and carried out a clean install of Windows 10, none of these upgrades etc have posed any issues with the Windows 10 activation.
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  5. Posts : 19,505
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #25

    All data for MB is kept in the BIOS chip (sometimes there's two of them), I have upgraded hundreds of BIOSes in my life time and only time any significant change in lieu of serial number etc. was when BIOS had to be changed either physically (the chip) or be written from very beginning because of fudlled up BIOS update.
    Even UEFI is based on a physical chip although even UEFI can be changed when available/required and shouldn't change anything that would affect windows activation.
    Due caution required of course because when you know what hits the fan anything goes even complete bricking is possible.
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  6. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Thread Starter
       #26

    guys received my laptop with RAM Upgrade.
    I got Transcend 8GBx2 DDR3L 1600Mhz TS1GSK64W6H and without upgrading BIOS.
    I went for Win 10 fresh install in hope that it might get activate instead of trying long upgrade procedure. and it worked my Win 10 if fully activated:)

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    Windows 10 Auto Activation after RAM Upgrade-cmd.jpg

    Thank you all for your guidance
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  7. Posts : 19,505
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #27

    Why did you think it wouldn't since you didn't change MB ?
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  8. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Thread Starter
       #28

    CountMike said:
    Why did you think it wouldn't since you didn't change MB ?
    because i wasn't sure about RAM upgrade effect on Win 10
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  9. Posts : 19,505
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #29

    mmTalish33 said:
    because i wasn't sure about RAM upgrade effect on Win 10
    Don't worry, only MB counts for licensing/activation.
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  10. Posts : 2
    Windows10 Pro
       #30

    CountMike said:
    Don't worry, only MB counts for licensing/activation.
    I've just dropped on this thread via Google, I have just swapped a dodgy RAM stick and now Windows 10 is not activated. Spoken to MS support and they cannot help me. Since the key I have was used originally for Windows 8 all that time ago (and me not having it to hand) there is nothing they can do for me. Windows will not be activated.
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