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  1.    13 Nov 2015 #31
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10

    Was Windows 10 definitely showing as active before the RAM upgrade? There is no way the RAM should prevent you activating, I done a complete RAM upgrade removing the 2 old sticks and installing two new ones, completely removed both HDD's and replaced them with an SSD and HDD and Windows 10 activated without issue.
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  2.    13 Nov 2015 #32
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiger View Post
    Was Windows 10 definitely showing as active before the RAM upgrade? There is no way the RAM should prevent you activating, I done a complete RAM upgrade removing the 2 old sticks and installing two new ones, completely removed both HDD's and replaced them with an SSD and HDD and Windows 10 activated without issue.
    Did you have to re-flash the system BIOS for the upgrade??
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  3.    13 Nov 2015 #33
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by D00B View Post
    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.
    Have you tried using Showkey Plus from this forum to possibly retrieve the Windows 8 key? Then if you upgrade to Windows 10 build 10586, you might be able to activate by entering the Windows 8 key.
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  4.    13 Nov 2015 #34
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiger View Post
    Was Windows 10 definitely showing as active before the RAM upgrade? There is no way the RAM should prevent you activating, I done a complete RAM upgrade removing the 2 old sticks and installing two new ones, completely removed both HDD's and replaced them with an SSD and HDD and Windows 10 activated without issue.
    Windows was activated before and has been for a while. This was a fresh install of 10 as I had bought a SSD and all was well until the RAM issue

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Did you have to re-flash the system BIOS for the upgrade??
    I did not and this was not a issue before tonight as windows was activated.

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Have you tried using Showkey Plus from this forum to possibly retrieve the Windows 8 key? Then if you upgrade to Windows 10 build 10586, you might be able to activate by entering the Windows 8 key.
    I have not, I'll download it now and see how we go.
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