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  1.    28 Feb 2017 #11
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    MS uses a Hardware Hash for the PC to record activation
    Nothing to find on PC itself - only OEM marker, put there by OEM

    what you looking for is just NOT there
    Understood. Thanks for your reply (and the one on the other thread).
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  2.    28 Feb 2017 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,923
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    windows 8 and up - supports booting from VHD
    create a windows 10 VHD on n external HDD and make the external HDD bootable..

    Boot from the ExHDD and activate windows 10 - if the activation goes through > then you can safetly upgrade that PC's HDD
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  3.    28 Feb 2017 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,418
    Windows 10 Pro

    If the computer has a MS COA (Certificate of Authenticity) sticker on it with a Windows 7 product key, you should still be able to activate a matching Windows 10 on that computer by changing the product key to the one on the COA. If there is a Windows 8 product key stored in BIOS, the Windows 10 installation should pick that up automatically and activate automatically.

    Again, we don't know when MS is going to turn off this capability, but they have not yet.
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