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  1.    22 Apr 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    Thanks jds63, I'll try that next week, I'll probably try a few of the other things first, then I'll give them a ring if nothing else works. I was running the latest insider preview as well as being activated so maybe that will count in my favour, who knows, things are getting more complicated all the time, but I'm really happy with Windows 10.

    The biggest problem with not being able to activate for me is downloading all my games again, over 80gb in total.
    Your Welcome ! Let us know how it goes we would like to know. I know about re-downloading games as i have quite a few myself and have done clean installs before. To think all this for games too. Do not think of it as complicated, but as knowledge gained.
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  2.    23 Apr 2016 #12
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6,363
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    The free Upgrade is only good for the life of "the device" -- and MS considers the motherboard to be "the device". That's what got registered when Win10 was activated.

    When you swap the motherboards, Win10 will be deactivated as this new motherboard is not registered with MS.
    You can simply reinstall Windows 10 on new pc, and use old key to activate if retail.

    Sometimes it complains old key is in use and you have to reinstall 8.1 and telephone activate it (cran create a temporary dual boot option to save reinstalling 10 twice).
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  3.    23 Apr 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,607
    W10 Insider + Linux

    In the long run, buying Retail W10 Home edition, which is quite enough for 90% users, may be a good investment since MS is not planning for W11 (or whatever they might call next version) for long time and retail version can be used on any future HW upgrade.
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  4.    23 Apr 2016 #14
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    In the long run, buying Retail W10 Home edition, which is quite enough for 90% users, may be a good investment since MS is not planning for W11 (or whatever they might call next version) for long time and retail version can be used on any future HW upgrade.
    Except I'm not 90% of users, so not a good investment, if 90% of users spend $500 on a CPU and $300 odd dollars on a video card then I'm 90% of users, if 90% of users have got around 8 computers and tablets running Windows 10 okay I'm in the 90%, but I don't think I'm in the 90%.
    All I want is a fair deal considering the amount of money I've spent on Windows and Windows 10, but I'm not expecting that, I expect they'll tell me to buy another licence on top of the roughly ten I've already got.
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  5.    23 Apr 2016 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    Except I'm not 90% of users, so not a good investment, if 90% of users spend $500 on a CPU and $300 odd dollars on a video card then I'm 90% of users, if 90% of users have got around 8 computers and tablets running Windows 10 okay I'm in the 90%, but I don't think I'm in the 90%.
    All I want is a fair deal considering the amount of money I've spent on Windows and Windows 10, but I'm not expecting that, I expect they'll tell me to buy another licence on top of the roughly ten I've already got.
    "They" expect me to pay for bread every time I get it too.
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  6.    23 Apr 2016 #16
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    "They" expect me to pay for bread every time I get it too.
    Gosh darn it, I got 10 upgrades to Windows 10 FOR FREE. It just not fair that "they" are going to make me pay for #11!
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  7.    23 Apr 2016 #17
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    Serbia
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Gosh darn it, I got 10 upgrades to Windows 10 FOR FREE. It just not fair that "they" are going to make me pay for #11!
    Don't get greedy now !!!
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  8.    23 Apr 2016 #18
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    "They" expect me to pay for bread every time I get it too.
    Very clever but no cookie, a baker has to work for hours to make your loaf of bread, no one has to work to activate my copy of Windows 10.
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  9.    23 Apr 2016 #19
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Gosh darn it, I got 10 upgrades to Windows 10 FOR FREE. It just not fair that "they" are going to make me pay for #11!
    I didn't ask them to make a new operating system, my computers were running perfectly well before Windows 10, they're the ones forcing people to upgrade. I would have been perfectly happy to keep on running Windows 8.1.
    I have always paid for all my operating systems since DOS and Windows 3.1, I think MS has done pretty well out of me, I even bought 2 original Surfaces which everyone hated, I also bought a Surface 3 and a Surface Pro 4.
    I have plenty of licenses, I can quite easily go back to Windows 7 or 8 and start all over, I don't have a key for Windows 10, that is all.
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  10.    23 Apr 2016 #20
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    Very clever but no cookie, a baker has to work for hours to make your loaf of bread, no one has to work to activate my copy of Windows 10.
    But they do have to work to develop Windows 10.
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