1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Activation


    I upgraded to 10.

    Here is a pic of the activation status. Even If i clean install 10, It won't ask for key rite?

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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,537
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Hey mate,

    When you upgrade with the free reserved copy from the GWX app on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, Windows 10 has a generic key included that will activate it.

    If you clean or upgrade install Windows 10 without doing the above first, Windows 10 will not be activated.


    Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

    Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey mate,

    When you upgrade with the free reserved copy from the GWX app on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, Windows 10 has a generic key included that will activate it.

    If you clean or upgrade install Windows 10 without doing the above first, Windows 10 will not be activated.


    Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

    Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.
    I had reserved through GWX but I used the media creation tool and directly upgraded.

    So my activation is in order as it should be.

    Note I upgraded from activated 8.1 PRO to 10 PRO.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,537
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Jul 2015 #4

    Yep, you should be good to go.
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