Hardware replacement and 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by scaramonga, May 24, 2016.

  1. scaramonga

    scaramonga MDL Member

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    So.

    What steps do I take now that I'm totally replacing my hardware?

    As in, Motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD's/SSD's, the lot. Only things that will be original, are PSU and case, and I can't see Windows 10 remembering them? :biggrin:

    Phone call to MS I guess?, or is there something easier?

    I could use another Technet key, but I'd rather not.
     
  2. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    Call MS then
    You have no other option.
     
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  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Microsoft defines that as a new computer and you're correct, Microsoft can't "remember" what's it has never seen before; hb860 is correct.
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    I did replace my mother board and CPU an half year ago started up and not activated anymore ! So I called MS they simply tould me to buy an key in the store :eek: I said no way is there an other way to activate then ? Then they told me to go back to an earlier winddows activate and upgrade ! So figure it out maybe I had the wrong person on the phone that day or is that the policy they use for every body :tea:
     
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  5. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Been there; done that. I had one problematic computer that should have easily upgraded to Windows 10 ... but it didn't. So, I bit the bullet and started over by doing exactly what Microsoft told you to do. I had plenty of time so why not. The process worked perfectly and Windows 10 on that machine is running extremely well. The first time I tried to install 10 I did so via the suggested upgrade route by starting the installation from within Internet Explorer. The second time I used the downloaded Media Creation Tool. For all I know they may be the same. But I now use the tool exclusively and so far it's worked every time.
     
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    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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