[Solved] 8 to 10 Inplace MAK upgrade?

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  1. taylorlawson

    taylorlawson MDL Novice

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    Can a Windows 8 MAK machine be updated to Windows 10?

    If so will it use the original MAK key or will i be issued a different one?

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  2. d5aqoëp

    d5aqoëp MDL Member

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    1. Yes

    2. It will be HW activated permanently with digital license and use the generic key
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Even if Hardware is changed, it would be still possible to activate again, just need to mention Hardware changes was done!
     
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  4. taylorlawson

    taylorlawson MDL Novice

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    Thanks , i'll give it a go later.

    The original MAK key was activated via Skype so i don't know if i'll have to do it again , shame i can't do a complete fresh install instead of an upgrade.

    I've had CCleaner on the machine so there's that dirty feeling even though i've run a Virus scanner. :)
     
  5. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    first upgrade and active.then you can do a fresh install. it will be activated without needing any product key.
     
  6. taylorlawson

    taylorlawson MDL Novice

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    Sounds easier than i thought. :)

    Thanks
     
  7. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    Well if is win 8 I believe u need to upgrade to 8.1 I'm not 100% sure if a win 8 key works for the free upgrade.
     
  8. taylorlawson

    taylorlawson MDL Novice

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    Not sure why this has been flagged as [Solved] as i've not even tried it yet. :)
     
  9. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Proberly because many people been there before ;)
     
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  10. taylorlawson

    taylorlawson MDL Novice

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    The upgrade went ok though i'm unsure how i feel about Windows 10.

    Some parts are really nice but other parts just bring me out in Visual Dyslexia.