Windows 10: Where if my Product Key if I want to re-install?

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
  1.    10 Jun 2016 #21

    tengeezer said: View Post
    Thanks, but it still doesn't answer my question:

    Does a format of a drive remove the license?
    No, because the license is stored on Microsoft activation servers. When you move Windows from one computer to another, the license for the old computer will still be stored on Microsoft activation servers even after you format the old computer's hard drive. When you enter the product key to activate the new computer, you might get a response that says the product key is in use on another computer. In that situation you will have to call Microsoft for activation and tell the computer voice that you have that copy of Windows installed on only 1 computer, then you will get the activation code in return.

    bobkn said: View Post
    There is no explicit de-activation of Windows on the old machine.

    You may have to activate the installation on the new PC by telephone.
    Just like bobkn said...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    10 Jun 2016 #22

    tengeezer said: View Post
    Thanks, but it still doesn't answer my question:

    Does a format of a drive remove the license?
    Yes, it does, a format removes everything, the digital entitlement is retrieved from MS servers when you clean install again on the same hardware.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Related Threads
Solved Install windows on a brand new SSD with product key in Windows Updates and Activation
Hi, Currently I'm using windows 10 on a HDD on my desktop. The desktop used to run windows 8, but I upgraded it. (so the product key is used) Using Belarc Advisor, I got my Windows 8 product key. I have a brand new SSD here so I want to...
Alright, so I need help with a laptop I bought but first some info. I went to a pawn shop and got a used Windows 10 home laptop. It worked, it was great, I went home to use it. It's 64 bit. However, I decided to factory reset it, just in case. It...
I want to install windows 10 pro and win dev tools VS2015 Community... on my MacBook Pro 4-cores/16GB/256GB I have Windows 7 Pro license and VMWare Fusion Pro license What to do??? Product Key of win 7 Pro works in win 10 Pro fresh...
Product key problem on install in Installation and Upgrade
I have downloaded Windows 10 to an external hard drive and tried to install it. It asks for a product key and I have tried every one that I have for both Windows 7 and 8. I have even used the one copied from the computer using Speccy. None of...
Product Key on Clean Install in Installation and Upgrade
After I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, I did a clean install. Seems like everything is fine, except I had to enter the Product Key to finish the installation. The clean install is activated. I understood from what I have been reading...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:37.
Find Us