Windows 10: Digital Entitlement applicable for upgraded motherboard?

  1.    08 Nov 2016 #1

    Digital Entitlement applicable for upgraded motherboard?


    Am I correct that the Digital Entitlement allows me to upgrade my motherboard and still have a valid Win 10 installation?

    That's what I surmise from reading posts on this?

    I plan to upgrade my recording studio system.
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  2. Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       08 Nov 2016 #2

    My understanding is that the free upgrade to Windows 10 is tied to the motherboard that it was originally installed on.
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  3.    08 Nov 2016 #3

    Have you upgraded to the Anniversary Update and logging in with a Microsoft Account to link the digital license to your Microsoft Account? If yes, then you should be able to run the activation troubleshooter from the new installation and move the digital license over.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

    Click on "You recently made a significant hardware change".

    See also:

    Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC

    Activation Troubleshooter - Use in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       08 Nov 2016 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Have you upgraded to the Anniversary Update and logging in with a Microsoft Account to link the digital license to your Microsoft Account? If yes, then you should be able to run the activation troubleshooter from the new installation and move the digital license over.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

    Click on "You recently made a significant hardware change".

    See also:

    Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC

    Activation Troubleshooter - Use in Windows 10
    From the troubleshooter you referenced.

    "If you’re signed in using the correct Microsoft account, here are some additional reasons why you can’t reactivate Windows

    • The type of device you’re activating doesn’t match the type of device you linked to your digital license.
    • Windows was never activated on your device"
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  5.    08 Nov 2016 #5

    Have you upgraded to the Anniversary Update and logging in with a Microsoft Account to link the digital license to your Microsoft Account? If yes, then you should be able to run the activation troubleshooter from the new installation and move the digital license over.
    That's what I saw and was trying to confirm. Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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