Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation and cloning HDD

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  1.    04 Oct 2015 #11

    It depends on how MS calculates the HwID and it's tolerances... OEM hardware are very similar, obviously serials are not being computed in the HwID - either way, an interesting report.
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       04 Oct 2015 #12

    Both laptops run fine since a while and are in regular use so I guess Windows Update has had more than enought time to check and double check the hardware and licences.
    Another detail which might explain what happened: When I upgraded the first laptop to Windows 8.1 (32 bits), I used what was called a complete licence. Maybe that explains the tolerance?
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  3.    05 Oct 2015 #13

    Frutchy said: View Post
    Both laptops run fine since a while and are in regular use so I guess Windows Update has had more than enought time to check and double check the hardware and licences.
    Agreed - however, that does not tell, what the future holds. One day you might still get a nasty surprise...

    Frutchy said: View Post
    Another detail which might explain what happened: When I upgraded the first laptop to Windows 8.1 (32 bits), I used what was called a complete licence. Maybe that explains the tolerance?
    I don't know what a "complete licence" is. If you mean that you bought Windows not as an OEM version together with a PC, but separately as a retail version, then the licence still only allows using the key on exactly one PC at the same time.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Oct 2015 #14

    Sorry, by "complete" I meant retail box with both x32 and x64 versions.
    As to the nasty surprise, I am aware of that.
    This is not a problem, because I had already bought the Windows 10 license for this machine.
    I just did not use it yet since the machine did not ask me for it.
    And still says it is activated.
    I could force of course to enter the new activation key, but I am just curious to see how long this will last...
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