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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #581

    simrick said: 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?
    That one jumped out at me too.

    The fact that it says "reactivate... on your device" might mean that
    1. there's only so many times you can make a hardware change and re-activate or
    2. on the same hardware you can only clean-install so many times, even with no hardware changes

    I'm hoping it isn't (b).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    2 Weeks Ago #582

    DavidY said: View Post
    That one jumped out at me too.

    The fact that it says "reactivate... on your device" might mean that
    1. there's only so many times you can make a hardware change and re-activate or
    2. on the same hardware you can only clean-install so many times, even with no hardware changes

    I'm hoping it isn't (b).
    I wonder about (b) as well... that is so contrary to retail ...I know DL (as opposed to normal retail) has fewer activation counts than that we are used to on different H/W... but same H/W? Why?
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #583

    Superfly said: View Post
    I wonder about (b) as well... that is so contrary to retail ...I know DL (as opposed to normal retail) has fewer activation counts than that we are used to on different H/W... but same H/W? Why?
    If it based on hardware changes, then it would make sense that a freely-upgraded windows 10 may only allow a few changes, but retail version would allow more.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    2 Weeks Ago #584

    Superfly said: View Post
    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?
    Never had this situation either, but was wondering what I have to look forward to.

    DavidY said: View Post
    That one jumped out at me too.

    The fact that it says "reactivate... on your device" might mean that
    1. there's only so many times you can make a hardware change and re-activate or
    2. on the same hardware you can only clean-install so many times, even with no hardware changes

    I'm hoping it isn't (b).
    Ditto on the "b." one.

    DavidY said: View Post
    If it based on hardware changes, then it would make sense that a freely-upgraded windows 10 may only allow a few changes, but retail version would allow more.
    Yes, makes sense.

    Thanks guys.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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