Windows 10: Windows 10 fresh install will it keep activation? Solved

  1.    17 Dec 2016 #1

    Windows 10 fresh install will it keep activation?


    Hello, I have a family PC here with Windows 10 installed that has a BSOD issue Error code is 0xc000021a
    No matter what i have tried to bring it back to life has failed
    System Restore, Reset, Refresh, SFC/ ScanNow etc etc

    This version of Windows was a Free upgrade from Windows 7, The free upgrade has now stopped.
    Am told if I do a fresh install of Windows 10 once the PC is back online it will activate because the Windows 10 licence is linked to the hardware? This true?

    Am I at a point now if I want Windows 10 I would need to pay the price to bring this PC back from the dead?

    Thanks for any replys
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  2.    17 Dec 2016 #2

    As long as you install the same version (Home or Pro, Single language if the previous version was Single Language, N version if the previous version was N version), Windows 10 will retrieve the digital license stored on Microsoft activation servers and activate itself when connected to the internet. If you are asked for a product key during install, click the little link that says "I don't have a product key".
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  3.    17 Dec 2016 #3

    Excellent am sure the free upgrade was singe language and was 64bit pro
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  4.    17 Dec 2016 #4

    shankly1985 said: View Post
    Excellent am sure the free upgrade was singe language and was 64bit pro
    There is no Single Language Pro Windows 10 (or Windows 7 or 8). Single Language edition only comes in Home version. Look on the PC for a Certificate of Authenticity sticker that will have a product key printed on it and should also tell you which version of Windows 7 was on it.
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  5.    18 Dec 2016 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    There is no Single Language Pro Windows 10 (or Windows 7 or 8). Single Language edition only comes in Home version. Look on the PC for a Certificate of Authenticity sticker that will have a product key printed on it and should also tell you which version of Windows 7 was on it.
    Windows 7 Pro was the version and Windows 10 pro is what is installed. On the USB I can choose what version to install.
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  6.    18 Dec 2016 #6

    excellent Windows activated
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