Replacing HDD/SSD has an impact on digital entitlement activation

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  1. Mr.X

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  2. lobo11

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    Here comes de Judge:confused:
     
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  3. Mr.X

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    :p :death: :eek: :D
     
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    #4 lobo11, Jun 22, 2016
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    Man there is nothing to say about that, but Holy Sxxx. Everyone must have phone now, spend all day talking, or pleading/begging MS to activate them again:mad:

    Also read somewhere today they have changed the name Digital Entitlement to Digital License.
     
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  5. MrG

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    #5 MrG, Jun 22, 2016
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    Things have sure changed if that is true, last time I called in for MS OS activation (legal key) I got a robot that led me through the easy steps.

    Edit: Oh sorry, it was a HDD.
    Other times I just used WHS2011 to install a backup (Different HDD, same PC) I the OS & Office were auto activated, that's what I prefer now days, even works for backed-up clean installed after update from W7 > W10 on a new HDD.
     
  6. lobo11

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    Hard Drive or SSD, I hope that is some kind of error, or MS thinks, probably rightly, from people who don't know, some people will buy OS, Lord help us. :worthy::worthy:
     
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  7. Daz

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    I've installed a new drive on one of my PC's and that remained activated after a fresh install. I did keep the original HDD connected though as I use it for extra storage.
     
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  8. lobo11

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    Thats cool if you keep HD/SSD for storage, but if HD/SSD is bad:confused:
     
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    If I remove the storage drive I remain activated, so I don't know if switching drive types would cause an issue for everyone.
     
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    #10 lobo11, Jun 22, 2016
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    I just meant at first moving HD/SD to storage, after reboot MS see's it, thinks no change, activates you, then you remove the one you moved to storage, it remains activated as MS saw it on first reboot:confused:

    Guess we'll know soon enough, when people start changing HD/SSD's and do not move to storage, if they get MrX's msg, then it might be meant to confuse some people into buying OS.
     
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  11. MS_User

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    they change it in the 14371
     
  12. lobo11

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    This only refers to changing HD/SSD's, nothing to do with 14371:D
     
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    #13 T-S, Jun 22, 2016
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    I have moved many installations from HDD to SSD and windows 10 has always retained its activation (which is a different behavior from W7-8.1 &C that are way less forgiving on that)
     
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    Their changes in 14371 might actually help fix issues such as this.

     
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  15. lobo11

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    Thats weird MrX got that msg, I know one time I lost activation for just adding RAM, but received no msg like MrX:D
     
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  16. T-S

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    I think that the rules aren't sculpted in the stones on the server side.

    I believe it's a moving target. It's easy to guess that they relax or restrict the rules depending on the feedback, and other parameters
     
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  17. lobo11

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    I also wonder if their new tool will deactivate people on genuineticket:confused:
     
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  18. T-S

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    I think the purpose goes in the opposite direction
     
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    We will see, I'm no conspiracy nut, but if it truly checks hard for legit activation?:confused:
     
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