Will Windows 10 deactivate if new hardware?

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  1. lancast

    lancast MDL Novice

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    If I buy an extra SSD to put in my PC, will my Windows 10 deactivate? It's activated by upgrading from 7.

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  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    no, if you change your motherboard however, yes. Adding removing HDD will not deactivate alone.
     
  3. lancast

    lancast MDL Novice

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    I see, thanks. What about if I change my graphics card? I thought the activation was hwid based
     
  4. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    How about replacing the only old HDD with the new SDD bro?
     
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  5. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I have replaced my graphics card, and my HDD with a new SDD. Still activated.
     
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  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Somewhere at Microsoft they say: Deactivation will happen if 3 or more main components are changed.

    If the Mainboard is changed, there already more than 3 Main Components which get changed at the very same moment!

    Just, normally a Phone Activation will work with no problems!
     
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  7. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    Now everything is clear. I am still with HDD and would like to try SSD.
     
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  8. ruuu7

    ruuu7 MDL Junior Member

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    Well, go ahead! ^^
     
  9. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    The fact that the answer is from a Forum Moderator does not mean that it is an official MS response.
     
  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    want official from Ms go to MS not MDL :D

    You can change your video card and it will stay activated you can add an HDD or SDD and it will stay activated, if you "change" your c: drive and install a fresh copy of win10 to the new HDD or SDD it will activate after its finished installing and goes online. You can clone the C: and put it on another drive (a bigger one would be wise) and it will boot and still activate.
     
  11. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Not strictly true - one can change the MB of the same/similar model and retain activation (same CPU obviously)
    Besides phone activation does not work with DE especially from OEM.
     
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  12. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    I modestly confirm (own experience)
     
  13. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    I rarely go to MS websites except Bing.com. I go to MDL several times per day.
     
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  14. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If use the exact same MB Model, you're right! Important that the same Chip-set is used on the new MB, same CPU, same Graphic Card and so on!

    Regarding Phone Activation: we (in my company) used that Phone Activation for more than forty customers with OEM Product Keys and ALL worked well! Just to mention, we either get to Singapore and/or Mumbai (India) connected using Phone Activation from Thailand!
     
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    efes34 MDL Member

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  16. igloo

    igloo MDL Novice

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    I changed my motherboard and cpu ( from h97, g3258 to x99, 5820k) and my windows 10 is still activated. This happened last week.
    Last year I changed motherboard (from z97 to h97) and windows de-activated. I am puzzled.
     
  17. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    I would delete your post, why tell them?:confused:
     
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  18. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    Are you sure you haven't activated with KMS?
     
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