Win 10 lost OEM activation after being cloned to another OEM PC

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by JoWannes, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. JoWannes

    JoWannes MDL Novice

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  2. JoWannes

    JoWannes MDL Novice

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    This was not the question. The desktop contains a legit Win 10 license.
     
  3. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    even doe u clone to the same model the HW ID is different like BIOS,NIC ....if u dont want to buy a license get a vilid win7 or 8 and upgrade.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #5 Enthousiast, Aug 4, 2017
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    The OP states the laptops desktops all have a MSDM bioskey for 10, normally it only has to be (re)inserted to activate it.
     
  5. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    he said is a Lenovo M910 desktop...your right they should have activated...maybe something change in the cloning process.
     
  6. rnb5500

    rnb5500 MDL Junior Member

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    Isn't the better way to do this to use Sysprep and Generalize?

    Wouldn't that ensure activation and in case of any slight hardware differences?
     
  7. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Novice

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    The trick I use, is to install the image to the pc, being completely offline.
    When the image is right, it can be cloned to as many pc's as you want. The only thing you need to do is to readout the bios key and insert it into windows (slmgr /ipk "key")
    Then connect to the Internet, and it will activate
     
  8. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    If you change your product key to the Manufacturer's OA3 key in your offline image then you don't even need to do that.