1.    24 Jun 2016 #1
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    A closer look at the Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter


    A closer look at the Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter

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    In Windows Insider Preview build 14371, Dona Sarkar and her Microsoft team introduced a new feature called Activation Troubleshooter for Windows 10. Activation Troubleshooter makes it easier to fix activation issues caused by Windows 10 installations.

    To access the Activation Troubleshooter, you need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation and select Troubleshoot. Including Activation Troubleshooter on Windows 10 was based on user feedback by Windows Insiders that complained of activation issues on some devices after replacing hardware components, such as replacing the motherboard or hard drive.

    The Activation Troubleshooter will be available officially as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming next month and is currently available for Windows Insiders with the new Preview build 14371.

    Sarkar found that in some installations, users would have trouble using Windows 10 on their devices:
    “For example – if your device has a digital license (formerly called “digital entitlement”) for Windows 10 Pro from a previously installed activated Windows 10 build but you accidentally re-installed Windows 10 Home on such a device, the troubleshooter will automatically guide you through upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and activate Windows.”

    Read more: http://www.winbeta.org/news/closer-look-windows-10-activation-troubleshooter


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  2.    05 Jul 2016 #2
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    'Including Activation Troubleshooter on Windows 10 was based on user feedback by Windows Insiders that complained of activation issues on some devices after replacing hardware components, such as replacing the motherboard or hard drive.'── quoted from the link in the above post.
    Does that mean my free upgrade license will remain valid after replacing the motherboard or hard drive?
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  3.    05 Jul 2016 #3
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    It depends on Microsoft's definition of "device", whether a replacement motherboard or hard drive constitutes a new device or not, or whether the free upgrade constitutes a retail replacement for an upgrade from a retail qualifying OS, and an OEM upgrade from an OEM qualifying OS, and whether the free upgrade is a "like for like" replacement as in the retail and OEM examples above, or just a "for the lifetime of the device" upgrade which has also been reported in official Microsoft correspondence.

    If it comes to a phone call to a real Microsoft activation agent, then I think that you stand a good chance of success in activating your free upgrade at least the first time. If you just follow the algorithm built into the troubleshooter, I reckon that you may be less successful.

    Perhaps if this new protocol is tested then we may discover which details of digital licensing are actually most important for maintaining activation over transfers for this free upgrade.

    I figure that the Microsoft Account registration is probably the major component in the equation.
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  4.    05 Jul 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Does that mean my free upgrade license will remain valid after replacing the motherboard or hard drive?
    The license has always remained valid after changing only the hard drive. I have done that several times, including the latest change to replace the HDD with an SDD, and every time, the activation remained intact.
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  5.    06 Jul 2016 #5
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    I have tested tool transferring licence between vms and it works well.

    This is a good link.

    How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change | Windows Central
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  6.    06 Jul 2016 #6
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    I upgraded my Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10. Does the above link apply to my Windows 10?
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  7.    06 Jul 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I upgraded my Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10. Does the above link apply to my Windows 10?
    I think it's still on Insider version only, if it works it should be included in Anniversary issue August 2nd.
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  8.    06 Jul 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I think it's still on Insider version only
    Have you read the following?

    'Beginning with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update ... The new feature allows you to access the Activation Troubleshooter quickly to re-activate your free upgrade copy of Windows 10.'── quoted from the link in post#5.
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  9.    06 Jul 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Have you read the following?

    'Beginning with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update ... The new feature allows you to access the Activation Troubleshooter quickly to re-activate your free upgrade copy of Windows 10.'── quoted from the link in post#5.
    A lot of Windows 10 Anniversary Update features are implemented in Insider version, that's what it's for.
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