Activate


  1. Posts : 126
    win 10
       #1

    Activate


    I just upgraded to another computer and I used Reflect image to transfer all programs. My question is in the lower right corner of screen I get a message that says "Activate Windows" Go to settings to activate Windows. I am not good with this can someone help me How do I do this?
    Thanks
    Ben
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  2. Posts : 15,574
    Windows10
       #2

    How was windows 10 installed on original pc?
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  3. Posts : 43,364
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Hi, did you use Macrium Redeploy?

    Did your new computer come with Win 10 already installed, or with no OS?
    What sort of Windows 10 license did you have? Free upgrade or retail?

    If your computer had no Win 10 installed, you will most likely need to buy a Win 10 license. However MS has opened up the possibility of transferring licenses from what I've read- very much in passing. If that may be relevant, find the activation phone number for your area and try that.
    For interest:
    How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License After Changing Your PC’s Hardware

    More complex: (and I don't know the answer): if you used Macrium Redeploy and the versions of Win 10 were different (Home vs Pro e.g.) there would be a different licensing problem.

    Also see:
    Activate Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums


    The instruction means (e..g) type 'Settings' in the search field in your taskbar, click on Settings.
    Type Activation in the search field, click on activation.
    What does it say? Please post a screenshot.
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  4. Posts : 126
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks I had win 10 on the new computer but when I used reflect guess it made a difference with win 10. I got vthe liecese code of new computer and loaded it and now it seems to be all rite
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  5. Posts : 43,364
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Glad it turned out to be straightforward.
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