1. Joined : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10
       05 Oct 2016 #1

    Macrium Reflex


    Ok I have my system backed up with Macrium,no here is the problem. Geating ready to upgrade computer with new Motherboard,CPU, SSD Drives,will my backup work on all this new stuff? Will Activation be a problem?

    Thanks Z
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  2.    05 Oct 2016 #2

    It won't activate with the backed-up files... but new digital activation still works (i.e using a valid Win 7/8 key or genuine ticket method) - the deadline has ended but it's still open for new digital entitlements.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 240
    Windows 10
       05 Oct 2016 #3

    Thank You So to be correct all I need to do before the upgrade is to create a new digital key from current system?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
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    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       05 Oct 2016 #4

    For major hardware changes like this, provided your current system is activated you can link the Digital Licence to your Microsoft account.

    ..This can help you reactivate Windows using the Activation troubleshooter if you make a hardware change later, such as replacing the motherboard.
    Tutorial: Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 240
    Windows 10
       05 Oct 2016 #5

    Current System is activated on a local account, this is how new computer will run too.
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  6.    05 Oct 2016 #6

    zplugger said: View Post
    Thank You So to be correct all I need to do before the upgrade is to create a new digital key from current system?
    Yup... use the activation migration tool with an MSA to register the digital entitlement then do the H/W change.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 240
    Windows 10
       05 Oct 2016 #7

    Perfect Thank You
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