Same Key on 3 PC 's ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by janzen, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. janzen

    janzen MDL Junior Member

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    At home I have 3 PC's , all 3 individually upgraded from windows7 SP1 to Windows10 Pro, and automatically activated without any problems.
    The funny thing is that all 3 have got the same Key.
    Is that normal?
     
  2. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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  3. 2574

    2574 MDL Junior Member

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    Those are generic keys for the Pro SKU. Your new key is your HWID (hardware id) that is unique to every computer. Should you ever reinstall Windows on those computers, just skip any prompts to enter a product key, go online and you'll automatically be activated. :D
     
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  5. janzen

    janzen MDL Junior Member

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    That is why I had expected to get different keys for each of the3..
     
  6. maxb2000

    maxb2000 MDL Member

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    That HWID is stored on the MS servers but the key is the same.
     
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  7. janzen

    janzen MDL Junior Member

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    Ok, thank you all.
    It is clear now.