Windows 10: Activation on new board


  1. Posts : 94
    Win 10 Pro 64x 1803 17348
       29 Oct 2017 #1

    Activation on new board


    Hi All, I have a question on activation. I have two machines, one Asrock and the other Asus. The Asrock was a free upgrade from Win 8 pro to 10 pro using my retail licence and was activated. My Asus was installed with 10 pro via a retail licence.

    Now, the Asrock has been decommissioned and I'm waiting for new board to arrive (Asus)I want to use the retail 10 key for the new board but, my other Asus was activated using that key. So I went into the activation screen and changed the licence to my Win 8 Pro key and it activated with no problems.

    Does that now mean that the 10 pro key is freed up to use on the new board. Or am I snookered.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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  2.    29 Oct 2017 #2

    You should be just fine. Also, see here if simply entering a product key does not activate:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530

    But I think you will activate with the product key with no problems. Windows 10 now uses a digital license created on Microsoft Activation Servers for activation and the product key initially used to establish that digital license is of very little consequence after the digital license is initially created.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 94
    Win 10 Pro 64x 1803 17348
    Thread Starter
       29 Oct 2017 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You should be just fine. Also, see here if simply entering a product key does not activate:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530

    But I think you will activate with the product key with no problems. Windows 10 now uses a digital license created on Microsoft Activation Servers for activation and the product key initially used to establish that digital license is of very little consequence after the digital license is initially created.
    Many thanks for your reply, the board is due on Tuesday 1st. I will let you know how it turns out.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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