Windows 10 Activation?

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  1. peck1234

    peck1234 MDL Member

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    Recently installed windows 10 pro on my machine and got a key for it off eBay. I punched in the key with windows and it activated I'm just wondering if the activation is now linked to the motherboard like the free upgrade was or will I have to save the key?
     
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  3. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    If it's a OEM license it will install whatever version you have now if you have not upgraded. :D

    It will activate itself, might have to use activation troubleshooter.

    If you want the key enter this in Admin Cmd Prompt: WMIC Path SoftwareLicensingService Get OA3xOriginalProductKey
     
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  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    The above is only valid for OEM: DM keys present in MSDM table; not applicable here.
     
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  5. panmat

    panmat MDL Novice

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    I too have purchased such a key (WINDOWS 10 PRO / PROFESSIONAL 32 64BIT GENUINE OEM LICENSE KEY) My pc came with Win 10 home licence.
    Is it possible to to do the 2 stage activation by entering the generic key first and then entering the key I have purchased??
     
  6. Alberto_C

    Alberto_C MDL Junior Member

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    Hi!
    I also purchased a key of windows 10 enterprise on e-bay. Firsts activation was succesful and Windows was digitally entitled. When I reinstall the OS again, I enter this same key (after the system is installed) and Windows is reactivated again. I've done this 4 times and I've never had a problem.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Enterprise with a digital license/HWID?
     
  8. Alberto_C

    Alberto_C MDL Junior Member

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    Hi Enthousiast!

    And Yes, digital entitlement for Windows 10 Enterprise.
     

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  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Just by entering a key or did you have to do some workaround?

    What was the key description when you bought it?
     
  10. lobo11

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  11. Alberto_C

    Alberto_C MDL Junior Member

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    Each time, I install the OS, then I enter the key via the interface and activation is done via Internet... So far everything works!
    And, I remember, buying the license of Windows 10 Enterprise in 2016, online, from a US reseller for $ 75.
     
  12. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Can it be an (illegally) re-sold MAK?
     
  13. Alberto_C

    Alberto_C MDL Junior Member

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    See your PM
     
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    Alberto_C MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you very much.
     
  16. panmat

    panmat MDL Novice

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    Just to answer my own question......YES it is possible :)
     
  17. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Not that way, no key needs to be installed at first, Home version will be installed, then enter Pro key.
     
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