GPU upgrade and Windows 10 activation  


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    Windows 10 64-bit
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    GPU upgrade and Windows 10 activation


    I'll be upgrading my graphics card in a few weeks to a Pascal GTX 1070 from my current card. I upgraded to Windows 10 last August and before I increase my budget in my efforts to get a reference style card, I need to know how well other people's systems have gone with the hardware changes and their Windows 10 install and if anyone has run into activation problems.
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  2. Posts : 13,749
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #2

    Allison said:
    I'll be upgrading my graphics card in a few weeks to a Pascal GTX 1070 from my current card. I upgraded to Windows 10 last August and before I increase my budget in my efforts to get a reference style card, I need to know how well other people's systems have gone with the hardware changes and their Windows 10 install and if anyone has run into activation problems.
    I recently changed an AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core CPU to an AMD Athlon X3 Triple-Core CPU. No other hardware was changed and Win10 remained activated. A combination of parts being changed at the same time may cause an activation issue and require a phone call to Microsoft to resolve it.
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  3. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 21H2 (19043.1348)
       #3

    I just upgraded my Video card from a GTX 660Ti to a GTX960 G1 card and no change in Win10 but, two days later I changed my Computer case and my Office 10 had to be activated again?
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  4. Posts : 19,505
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    Activation is tied with motherboard only, no other change, even CPU or HDD affects it.
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