Can you activate Windows 10 (not the free upgrade route)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Zotars, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Zotars

    Zotars MDL Novice

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    Hello my name is Zotars and this is my first post :biggrin:

    I will be building my pc sometime this month but I want to wait for the $200 RX 480 4GB to be back in stock, but that could be at the end of the month and guess what else happens at the end of this month? Yes that's right, Windows 10 free ugpgrades are not yet going to be available. I could buy a 8GB RX 480 right now for $250 but that's $50 more expensive than a 4GB RX 480. So my question is; is there a reliable activator for Windows 10 that would allow me to use Windows update?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Pick your kms tool here :)

    MTK2.6Beta5 and KMSpico are most used.
     
  3. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    my opinion for $50 more u get 8gig is not a bad deal.....u can wait and activate win10 via KMS but remember MS can kill that activation later and forces u to buy a legit key that will cost u more that $50.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    When has that happened before :D:D cody and friends will solve it :)

    please remember i'm a fan of legit activation aka HWID.
     
  5. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    maybe but u cant guarantee 100%
     
  6. Zotars

    Zotars MDL Novice

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    Okay thanks so much. I'll be able to install windows 10 and then get activate it using KMspico right? I won't need some fake key during installation or before I get a chance to install KMspico?
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    He can't establish a HWID on a non existing system ;):D
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    On 10 a key isn't needed. Just select: "I don't have a key" during initial setup and skip it during OOBE :) and than use kmspico when win 10 has finished installing.
     
  9. Zotars

    Zotars MDL Novice

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    Oh alright. Thanks for the help.
     
  10. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    listen u should think about this a little bit more u still have 2 weeks....your buying a new computer u definitely want to have a legit activation in their.....my advice....good luck.
     
  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Would be my advice too, but if the system has to be bought and that won't happen before 29 july 2016, to bad (or buy an oem systembuilder dvd).
     
  12. makin.ditch

    makin.ditch MDL Member

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    If he has the rest of his system, minus the video card. Couldn't he maybe "borrow" any old video card from his old system or anywhere else. Get his Windows 10 installed and activated from whatever means he wants to and then just replace the video card at the end of the month when the one he wants comes in?
    Heck, if he talks to the shop where he bought all the parts or planning on buying the graphics card maybe they can lend him something from their junk pile for a day?
    Anyways, I'm sure he considered that already?
     
  13. Zotars

    Zotars MDL Novice

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    Why do you say that? I don't have much time left. I'm not 100 percent sure about my components yet and I still need to to be shipped and arrive. Windows 10 is so expensive :(
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If it's an intel based system he could use the onboard graphics to establish a HWID and later put in the desired VGA card, it's up to him to decide :)
     
  15. Zotars

    Zotars MDL Novice

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    oh my god I'm gonna need to rush this part picking thing.
     
  16. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    About activating don't worry. Most tech minded users never had to pay for windows, and before the free upgrade offer every one of them were using either daz loader or kms solutions ;)
     
  17. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    And most of Us Them still are :D
     
  18. makin.ditch

    makin.ditch MDL Member

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    It's just an option. I thought that your other parts were already decided on and picked out. If you haven't decided yet then of course don't stress over it.
    On the other hand if you were to get the rest of your parts that is what I would do.