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  1. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #571

    jdms8911 said:
    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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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       #572

    Thanks alot sir. Oorah.
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  3. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
    Posts : 4,158
    1010 Pro on all on various machines version 1909
       #573

    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. Superfly's Avatar
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       #574

    jdms8911 said:
    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...

    Correct... (no need for explanation here... lol)
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  5. Superfly's Avatar
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       #575

    ICIT2LOL said:
    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. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
    Posts : 4,158
    1010 Pro on all on various machines version 1909
       #576

    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. simrick's Avatar
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    W10Prox64
       #577

    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. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #578

    simrick said:
    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. simrick's Avatar
    Posts : 15,923
    W10Prox64
       #579

    Cliff S said:
    slmgr /upk
    slmgr /cpky
    slmgr /rearm
    ????????????:)
    hmmmm........
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  10. Superfly's Avatar
    Posts : 3,272
    Thread Starter
       #580

    simrick said:
    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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