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  1.    28 Jul 2016 #1
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    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.    28 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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.    28 Jul 2016 #3
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    And if I will upgrade my system ? (i.e. changing Hard disk)
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  4.    28 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 5,906
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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.    28 Jul 2016 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...ows-10-pc.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  6.    28 Jul 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    That is what I was looking for!
    Thank you, guys!
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  7.    28 Jul 2016 #7
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Glad we could help.
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  8.    28 Jul 2016 #8
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    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.    28 Jul 2016 #9
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus 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.    28 Jul 2016 #10
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    8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink 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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