1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
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    Same product key on two PCs


    Hi there. Within the last two days I upgraded a PC and a laptop to Windows 10 home as part of the free upgrade program. Just noticed tonight that Windows assigned the same product key to each PC. How is that possible? Why would Microsoft do that? I had no control over which key gets assigned.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    Quote Originally Posted by gallicbear View Post
    Hi there. Within the last two days I upgraded a PC and a laptop to Windows 10 home as part of the free upgrade program. Just noticed tonight that Windows assigned the same product key to each PC. How is that possible? Why would Microsoft do that? I had no control over which key gets assigned.
    All PC upgraded to same version have identical key. Only the device ID is used for activation
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3
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    Thanks, bagavan. When you say 'device ID', do you mean the original key, before the upgrade?
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by gallicbear View Post
    Thanks, bagavan. When you say 'device ID', do you mean the original key, before the upgrade?
    Nope.

    The device id is the hardware profile of your computer.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    I understand. Thank you, bagavan.
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