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  1.    11 Aug 2015 #80

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Bischop, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It wouldn't matter. All Insider preview keys have been blocked from being able to activate with.

    The only way to activate Windows 10 is to:

    1) Upgrade to free offer Windows 10 from an activated Windows 7 or 8.1

    2) Purchase a retail copy of Windows 10, and enter the included product key during installation.

    Ok, big thx, i had Win 7 Home Premium, so i will re-install it, and then upgrade -> 10. That's for my laptop.
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       11 Aug 2015 #81

    You're most welcome.
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  3.    23 Aug 2015 #82

    hello, recently i've bought a new laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed and i've upgraded it to windows 10. if i doing a ram upgrade, do i have to reactivate my windows again, or i can't activate my windows because of hardware changes ? this laptop have 4 gb ram and i want to upgrade it to 8 gb thank you before..
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       23 Aug 2015 #83

    Hello kriwillsme,

    Upgrading or changing your RAM alone will not cause Windows 10 to no longer be activated.

    It would need to be a significant hardware change like a motherboard, or a CPU and graphics card combination.
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  5.    31 Aug 2015 #84

    Request activation of Windows 10 Home
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       31 Aug 2015 #85

    Hello Ahmedsalahalpop, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Did you upgrade to the free offer of Window 10 from an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC?

    If not, then the free Windows 10 will not be activated.
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       28 Sep 2015 #86

    Tutorial updated for new official activation guide below from Microsoft.

    Activation in Windows 10 - Windows Help
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  8.    02 Oct 2015 #87

    a while ago I purchased a win 8 key cannot recall the site, I had a ransomeware attack lost just about all. I bought this for my daughters laptop planning to install 8.1 turns out the key was for 8 only. I paid extra for it, I asked microsoft if this was illegal and generally I got the impression they were not interested when he said try it and see. I had my doubts about the key, but windows activated.

    I purchased another key for my other daughter laptop and this turned out to a hacked key. not wanting to pay any more, I used the other key to activate her windows 8

    I am unsure whether to upgrade either machine, as I used the same key twice. they are identical models exactly same spec even softwate.
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  9.    02 Oct 2015 #88

    gordo said: View Post
    a while ago I purchased a win 8 key cannot recall the site, I had a ransomeware attack lost just about all. I bought this for my daughters laptop planning to install 8.1 turns out the key was for 8 only. I paid extra for it, I asked microsoft if this was illegal and generally I got the impression they were not interested when he said try it and see. I had my doubts about the key, but windows activated.

    I purchased another key for my other daughter laptop and this turned out to a hacked key. not wanting to pay any more, I used the other key to activate her windows 8

    I am unsure whether to upgrade either machine, as I used the same key twice. they are identical models exactly same spec even softwate.
    Who did you purchase these keys from? Pretty good chance they are both illegal from the tone of your post. The second install with the first key is absolutely a violation of the EULA.
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  10.    02 Oct 2015 #89

    in that case I am leaving all as is. and wait till I have some more money to buy another key

    said in post I lost all in ransomeware .. which included 1000 photographs being process and even no time to back these up.
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