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  1.    01 Feb 2017 #571
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdms8911 View Post
    Correct me if i'm wrong but the initial Win 7 Product key was an OEM.. meaning its tied to the cpu/motherboard. I don't think I can re-use this product key at all on the new motherboard. Is this correct?
    See here:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ardware-change
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  2.    01 Feb 2017 #572
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Thanks alot sir. Oorah.
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  3.    01 Feb 2017 #573
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
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    7 and 10 on various machines

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Hmm actually that was something that had crossed my mind too not that I am in imminent danger of losing a board but good to know.

    So just out of interest are Microsoft storing machine details at their end as it were?? instead of the "old" system of using the sticker codes?
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  4.    01 Feb 2017 #574

    Quote Originally Posted by jdms8911 View Post
    Hi, I recently installed this program and have a question:

    I currently have an old dell pc, running Win 10 Home, where I want to replace the motherboard. The computer originally came with Win 7. I then upgraded free to 8.1 then upgraded for free to Win 10.

    The ShowKeyPlus program shows that the OEM Key: Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware.

    Correct me if i'm wrong but the initial Win 7 Product key was an OEM.. meaning its tied to the cpu/motherboard. I don't think I can re-use this product key at all on the new motherboard. Is this correct?
    Correct... Win 7 has a marker in the bios of the OEM mobo...

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Correct... (no need for explanation here... lol)
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  5.    01 Feb 2017 #575

    Quote Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
    Hmm actually that was something that had crossed my mind too not that I am in imminent danger of losing a board but good to know.

    So just out of interest are Microsoft storing machine details at their end as it were?? instead of the "old" system of using the sticker codes?
    That's the thing, we know not... we assume they are storing hardware ID's and replacing them with the MSA transfer.

    PS: Whether one can revert back to the old, I dunno... like we could with retail licences.
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  6.    01 Feb 2017 #576
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
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    7 and 10 on various machines

    Ok mate I sought of thought that and from their perspective a probably more efficient way of dealing with activation's although if that process is automated it could be a possibility it may make mistakes at any time. Also it would be a problem in the vent that their site or server whatever goes downtime??

    From my side of the fence I would rather have in my hot little hand the documented evidence of any activation code I have bought.

    Anyway suffice to say thank heavens for Showkey
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  7.    02 Feb 2017 #577
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Just curious about this one:
    You reached the limit on the number of times you can reactivate Windows on your device.

    Anyone know what that limit is?
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  8.    02 Feb 2017 #578
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Just curious about this one:
    You reached the limit on the number of times you can reactivate Windows on your device.

    Anyone know what that limit is?
    slmgr /upk
    slmgr /cpky
    slmgr /rearm
    ????????????
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  9.    02 Feb 2017 #579
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    slmgr /upk
    slmgr /cpky
    slmgr /rearm
    ????????????
    hmmmm........
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  10.    02 Feb 2017 #580

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Just curious about this one:
    You reached the limit on the number of times you can reactivate Windows on your device.

    Anyone know what that limit is?
    Nope... there is no official documentation on how many different hardware one can activate... the activation count algorithm has been the most closely kept secret ever.. we have to trial and error to see what breaks when, unfortunately...

    But that's typical MS... keeping stuff close to the chest...would be nice to have a method to determine when what will reach the limit...

    BTW reactivating on the same hardware should not produce that... In one instance I have activated the same key on at least 10 different PC's/VM's and never encountered that...so, hmmmm?
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