confusion over activation

  1. Windowsfree's Avatar
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    Windows 10 PRO 64 bit
       #1

    confusion over activation


    Hello, I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10. I made the ISO and did a fresh install about a week later.
    Microsoft activated the Fresh Install without issue. My Hard Drive crashed. I am installing a new hard drive and wish to do a fresh install. Will this activate, or will I have to contact MS?


    thank you,
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  2. Word Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    It's usually not an activation issue unless you replace the motherboard and then you have to call for re-activation (if motherboard replacement is in-kind, that should be OK). Changing the hard drive, I've done on 2 different laptops at home with no activation impact and many others have posted about here at TF as this not being an issue.
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  3. Windowsfree's Avatar
    Posts : 60
    Windows 10 PRO 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    thank you for the quick reply.
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  4. Word Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    No problem.
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