Re-activating windows 10

  1. Posts : 31
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    Re-activating windows 10

    Hi I have this week completed building my new Pc and I have received a message in settings you need to activate windows 10 which was a free download in July 2015 as I was upgrading from windows 7,however the product code I have does not work and Microsoft said I will have to buy a new key is this correct.
    Last edited by rogervansteeden; 21 Oct 2015 at 20:05.
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  2. Word Man's Avatar
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    Welcome to TenForums, Roger.

    If you've changed the motherboard, the MS activation servers will have rejected what it sees as a new device relative to the one you had upgraded. Is your Win7 license a one machine OEM license or a transferrable retail license?

    If retail, reinstall Win7 on the built PC, confirm that it activates successfully, and then upgrade again to Win10.
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  3. Charlie's Avatar
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Did you try the new 10565 widows insider build. Spose to be you can put your win 7 key in when you install 10 and you get a digital intitlement.:)
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