1.    08 Nov 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Win 10

    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.    08 Nov 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 336
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,148
    Windows 10 Pro

    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:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...ows-10-pc.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    08 Nov 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 336
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR 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:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...ows-10-pc.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    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
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Posts : 1,142
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    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
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