my hardware upgrade experience


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    my hardware upgrade experience


    gidday fellas. first post so bear with me
    decided to give myself a m/b, cpu, ram upgrade for my birthday. i5 2500k to i5 6400. nothing wrong with what I had, just felt like an upgrade. 5Yr old system


    So I change everything over and start it up. Had a little trouble to start with but I sorted that out. Installed win7 home and went online to activate. thinking it wouldn't activate because it's an oem version and I had already upgraded to win10 on previous hardware, I was waiting for the phone number to call.


    Win7 activated straightaway. Upgraded to win10 and activated. Did a clean install and activated. I thought BONUS, I don't have to buy a copy of win10.
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  2. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    The Windows 7 activated because Microsoft didn't track product key usage very well. They would allow a certain number of online activations in a certain period of time before blocking it from online activation - even OEM product keys. There is a difference between what MS will physically allow and what violates the EULA. What the OP did was violate the EULA - but for the most part Microsoft is trusting the user to be honest.

    coneman said:
    thinking it wouldn't activate because it's an oem version and I had already upgraded to win10 on previous hardware, I was waiting for the phone number to call.

    Win7 activated straightaway. Upgraded to win10 and activated. Did a clean install and activated. I thought BONUS, I don't have to buy a copy of win10.
    This forum does not condone violating the EULA....so you might not want to brag about doing it so much on here.
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