What are you going to Do?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by David34, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    Everyone can upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 for free to Windows 10, after month of use windows 7 and 8 keys get disabled by Microsoft you won't be able to go back to your old os.

    What I found more is that when you uograde from Windows 7 and 8 to 10 and clean install 10 you will be able to reinstall windows 10 5 times after that the server will block your windows 10 activation key, and you won't be able to activate it again and you won't be able to go back to your genuine windows 7 or 8.

    I have tested it on two computers upgrading from Windows 7 to 10 activating, clean installing, on each computer clean reinstalled windows 10 5 times and both computers got keys blocked after that and not possible to activate them anymore.


    So what are you going to Do? ;)
     
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    venioni MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 10 upgrade use generic key and your hardware id and you can activated your copy every time who makes clean install for activated you must have open your internet connection.Now you how you blocked this method i dont understand:g:
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Five times ? Is that right ?

    You can only install a fresh copy of Win 10 five times then after that it goes South ?

    First I have heard of this. I have been messing about with Win 10 quite a lot the last few days and just the other night I must have installed it four times alone.
    Well I need to test this..
    Guess what I'm doing on my test machine right now ?:biggrin:

    Well over five times now and still activated.
    It will get over ten by the time I have got bored of messing and begin to use it as my main OS.

    I was thinking of digging out my old Windows 2000 disc and having a look at that for old times sake.
     
  4. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

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    As far as I remember - the number of times for activation was a clause in the retail version EULA - "that you can activate Windows 7 Ultimate certain number of times without changing Hardware within certain Months and Maximum 10 times after Hardware changes, but only through Phone activation method after Hardware Changes.

    Somebody, Please correct me with exact details.:g:
     
  5. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    I did upgrade from 7 to 10 on two pcs and then clean installed on both reinstalled 5 times and couldn't activate 6th time, Keys on both were blocked. That's what is going to happen to many people after that year free uograde it will be fun and wonder how's Microsoft going to deal with it lol probably by advising people to buy retail copy of Windows 10 spyware.
     
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    #6 Engineer2k2, Sep 23, 2015
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  7. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    @Engineer try it yourself and see how many times will you be able to reinstall win 10 and activate it I did it on the machines both got blocked
     
  8. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I have reinstalled countless times. Always activates.
     
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  9. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

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    @David34 - Already Answered. :D
     
  10. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    Dhjohns then I don't get how come both of my pcs got keys blocked after just 5 reinstallations I also called Microsoft about it and all they said was to buy retail copy
     
  11. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I don't understand it either.
     
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  12. yro

    yro MDL Senior Member

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    simple: you need to install baidu antivirus to activate your windows 10 copy again...:evil2:
     
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  13. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    yro are you Chinese or something? I don't use antiviruses since my experience with Windows 10 I started using Ubuntu
     
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    yro MDL Senior Member

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    poor child...
     
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  15. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    @dhjohns I just found out you're Microsoft fan boi and full of crap lier so it's not like you said the truth saying you reinstalled windows 10 multiple times and your key is still working. Your opinion doesn't count as you are LIER! If you upgraded windows 7 or 8 to 10 your 7 and 8 key gets blocked after month then after you reinstall windows 10 5 times your win 10 gets blocked too
     
  16. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    OEM copies must stay to the motherboard, you can clean install as many times as you like, if you're going to clean install each week for no reason, I imagine that people would image the system.

    Retail copies can be moved from the motherboard to another, but when you clean install you need to call MS and provide the old retail key.

    You just had an error, which has happened many times where someone goes from upgrade to clean and they get the blocked key or other errors.
     
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    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Microsoft employee Gabriel Alu stated- Once you upgrade W10 w/ the free upgrade offer you will able to clean reinstall Windows 10 on same device any time.

    Anytime, not 5, not 6, anytime as the OS connects to the MS server.

    P.S. People here at MDL are here to help, please try and be positive and don't be rude.
     
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  18. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I do like Windows 10. I think it is an awesome piece of software. Please do not be rude, I am only trying to help. I told you I did not understand what happened, but I am sure there is a solution. I would install connected to the internet, skip key, express settings, and Microsoft Account. It should be activated unless you have switched motherboards or something.
     
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    nosense MDL Senior Member

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    I've reinstalled more than 5 times with the final build and preview builds. I never had a problem with my MSA account automatically activated my windows 10. If this was a issues more people would have the same problem that you have ,especially on this forum.

    Please stop spreading FUD.
     
  20. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    @dhjohns I can see you not only like windows but you also love cortana don't ya? Bet if you could you would make with cortana at least a few little cortana spies wouldn't ya? ;)

    It has happen to me twice on two different machines I don't think that is some error plus I have called Microsoft customer service and was told that best option would be to buy retail key, they didn't help me fix anything and I have wasted hours on the phone