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  1.    13 Aug 2015 #21
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    Is there a way to revoke the retail license if the computer needs to be replaced?
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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Weisshar View Post
    Is there a way to revoke the retail license if the computer needs to be replaced?
    slmgr /upk
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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    slmgr /upk
    That will remove your activation/license from the PC. It won't remove the record of activation of that hardware from the activation server though. Which is what I think he wants to do.
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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Weisshar View Post
    Is there a way to revoke the retail license if the computer needs to be replaced?
    Define revoke? Once you activate on a PC, that's stored on the activation server. You can't remove that record of activation once its there. You can remove your activation status from the PC so its not activated anymore.
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  5.    13 Aug 2015 #25
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    Someone has posted a picture of the retail MS Windows 10 USB media on Twitter.

    Roland Quandt on Twitter:

    Microsoft pictures of hologram on USB media cap
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Software.aspx

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  6.    19 Aug 2015 #26
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    Why do I get a write protect error when I try to check the Windows 10 USB device as shown above?
    Last edited by Keith Weisshar; 19 Aug 2015 at 12:13.
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  7.    19 Aug 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Weisshar View Post
    Why do I get a write protect error when I try to check the Windows 10 USB device as shown above?
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    Um, because it is write protected? It's read only so it can't get corrupted, accidentally erased, infected, etc?
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  8.    19 Aug 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Um, because it is write protected? It's read only so it can't get corrupted, accidentally erased, infected, etc?
    Sure seems like Mr. Weisshar is bound and determined to try, though! Seems like he really, really, really wants to write to that $120 USB stick.
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  9.    19 Aug 2015 #29
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    I modify mine, the ones I make myself. I add OEM info, auto enter the product codes, etc. I do up a custom drive for each of my PC's. I wouldn't mind having one of those read only Microsoft thumb drives for install on other PC's. Ones that may have malware etc on them. I'm not spending $120 to get one though. I have MSDN so I don't need another Windows 10 license.
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  10.    19 Aug 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I modify mine, the ones I make myself. I add OEM info, auto enter the product codes, etc. I do up a custom drive for each of my PC's. I wouldn't mind having one of those read only Microsoft thumb drives for install on other PC's. Ones that may have malware etc on them. I'm not spending $120 to get one though. I have MSDN so I don't need another Windows 10 license.
    Get a USB to SD card adapter. Write the Windows install files to an SD card and the SD card has a write-protect slide switch. Use the SD card in combination with the USB to SD card adapter and it is write protected.
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