A question about upgrade to Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by apvm, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. apvm

    apvm MDL Novice

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    Long story short. I have a PC that i installed (generic, no activation) Windows 8 and installed the free Windows 8 media centre pack offer in 2012 and my windows 8 was activated after the installation. Later in 2013 I bought a retail Windows 8 key from MS store online but did not use that key and forgot all about it. I upgraded to Windows 10 a few days ago without changing my Windows 8.1 to that key.

    My question is without using that Windows 8 key, am I able to switch computer and able to keep Windows 10 after a year. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    If you are activated with win 10 now, that key belong to that computer only.

    The key is a summ of harware devices on you computer, so even if you just change mobo the key will be lost.
    Did this ansver your question?
     
  3. myclock

    myclock MDL Novice

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    What do you mean switch computer?
    I'm not sure, but you better ask MS. I guess that if you're changing components in a desktop PC, that's ok, so "switching computer" is really just changing the components.. You can clone the HDD
     
  4. apvm

    apvm MDL Novice

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  5. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    Well I guess you already have the ansver and I have mine, choose your poison :D