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  1.    30 Sep 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Auto Activation after RAM Upgrade


    first of all i apologize if i am putting this in wrong section.

    I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 on Dell XPS 15 L502x(Sandy Bridge). Later i did a fresh install and Windows 10 activated automatically as it should.
    Now, i am replacing/upgrading RAM. i want to know if RAM has to do anything with Windows 10 auto activation after fresh install, in case if i need a fresh install again in future. or i should stick with my current RAM?

    Regards!
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  2.    30 Sep 2015 #2
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    The RAM replace/upgrade will have no effect on the activation of WIn10.
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  3.    30 Sep 2015 #3
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    That's right; it should not affect activation.

    (However, simple BIOS upgrade also should not, but in some cases obviously does, so I'm a bit careful here, but I think a RAM change should not be problem.)
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  4.    30 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joergi View Post
    That's right; it should not affect activation.

    (However, simple BIOS upgrade also should not, but in some cases obviously does, so I'm a bit careful here, but I think a RAM change should not be problem.)
    No, the BIOS is part of the motherboard and when any change is made to that it might effect the activation. The RAM is not part of that and it will not effect the activation.
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  5.    30 Sep 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    No, the BIOS is part of the motherboard and when any change is made to that it might effect the activation. The RAM is not part of that and it will not effect the activation.
    The BIOS is part of the motherboard, but the software version does not change the hardware; the hardware still is the same. And so is the PC, on which Windows is running.
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  6.    30 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joergi View Post
    The BIOS is part of the motherboard, but the software version does not change the hardware; the hardware still is the same. And so is the PC, on which Windows is running.
    Then how could a change(upgrade) to the BIOS even have any effect on the activation like you said it does in post #3.
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  7.    30 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Then how could a change(upgrade) to the BIOS even have any effect on the activation like you said it does in post #3.
    @Joergi i am also looking forward to answer of this question because i know my laptop supports 16GB RAM, but i don't know if it requires BIOS update or not
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  8.    30 Sep 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Then how could a change(upgrade) to the BIOS even have any effect on the activation like you said it does in post #3.
    I don't say that it cannot have an effect on activation. In fact there have been users who wrote, that it would have. I don't have a reason not to believe them. What I say however is, that it should not have an effect on activation. That is something different.
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  9.    30 Sep 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmTalish33 View Post
    @Joergi i am also looking forward to answer of this question because i know my laptop supports 16GB RAM, but i don't know if it requires BIOS update or not
    I doubt you'll have to update the BIOS just for a memory change.
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  10.    30 Sep 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joergi View Post
    I don't say that it cannot have an effect on activation. In fact there have been users who wrote, that it would have. I don't have a reason not to believe them. What I say however is, that it should not have an effect on activation. That is something different.
    I would only trust users who have done an upgrade to the BIOS and had issues with activation.
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