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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       28 Jul 2016 #1

    Reinstalling W10 after 29th of July


    Hello,

    I have a question : after the free upgrade period expires, how do I reinstall Windows 10 if I have it installed now?

    For instance, I want to reinstall it to do a Clean Up of my computer, or I am upgrading/migrating to another system (hardware) etc.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,765
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Jul 2016 #2

    You will have a digital entitlement and will be able to reinstall Windows 10 on the same hardware without the need for a product key.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...-10-activation
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       28 Jul 2016 #3

    And if I will upgrade my system ? (i.e. changing Hard disk)
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,765
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Jul 2016 #4

    Hard disk should be fine, I'd imagine you will run into problems if the motherboard is changed though, just like you would with a Windows 7/8 OEM licence.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,342
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       28 Jul 2016 #5

    Hello Snukye, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition:

    If you link the Windows 10 digital license for the PC to your Microsoft account, then you'll be able to use the Activation Troubleshooter to activate the same PC if you should change the motherboard in the future.

    Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC

    Activation Troubleshooter - Use in Windows 10
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       28 Jul 2016 #6

    That is what I was looking for!
    Thank you, guys!
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,342
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       28 Jul 2016 #7

    Glad we could help.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 21
    8.1
       28 Jul 2016 #8

    If you link the Windows 10 digital license for the PC to your Microsoft account, then you'll be able to use the Activation Troubleshooter to activate the same PC if you should change the motherboard in the future.
    Can you link multiple computers if you have more than one Win 10 machine?
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,342
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       28 Jul 2016 #9

    Odysseus said: View Post
    Can you link multiple computers if you have more than one Win 10 machine?
    Yes, but each PC will need to be activated by a different license to be able to link them to your MSA (Microsoft account).
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  10. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 21
    8.1
       28 Jul 2016 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    Yes, but each PC will need to be activated by a different license to be able to link them to your MSA (Microsoft account).
    Thanks for the quick reply, but I am a little confused. If you have several Win 10 computers, don't each of them have to be activated by separate licenses? I think I am not understanding something.
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