Windows 10 Backup & Restore activation - How?

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  1. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 dedalos92, Aug 12, 2015
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    Just few hours before install (update from windows 8.1 pro wmc x64) the windows 10 pro.
    After installation and internet connection my windows is activated automatically.
    Now i want to backup my activation and make a clean install and restore my activation (as is done in windows 8).
    It is other way to make a clean install and have my full activation?
    Please can you help me to Backup & Restore my activation on windows 10?
    It is any way as is in windows 8?

    One two more
    It is any way to have back the Microsoft Media Centrer?
    In my laptop when close it the only one option is to shut down the computer, is that correct?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    While MS will keep your HWID after successful activation after upgrading, you could just do an clean install again without the need of an Product Key because the by MS stored HWID will be the Ticket for an new free activation, as often as you do on the same machine! No need to preserve anything. If you like to preserve anything, keep your HWID and save that. How to get those, look here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...g-Windows-10?p=1119177&viewfull=1#post1119177
     
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  3. arifkarim

    arifkarim MDL Member

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    Use MSActBackUp 1.0.8 to backup windows 10 activation. Google it.
     
  4. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for easy and fast answer....

    if you want please answer

    One two more
    It is any way to have back the Microsoft Media Centrer?
    In my laptop when close it the only one option is to shut down the computer, is that correct?
     
  5. rohitshakti

    rohitshakti MDL Novice

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    Do you mean to say if i format the C:\ drive and reinstall Win10, it will automatically detect it ?
     
  6. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    afte a clean insatall of wnidows 10 all ok (about above).....
     
  7. winlinmac001

    winlinmac001 MDL Novice

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    I cleaned installed Windows 10 today on my laptop which already had an activated version of Windows 10 installed, but now its left in a inactivated state, what gives? I did a reset through settings in order to clean install.
     
  8. arifkarim

    arifkarim MDL Member

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    Clean install should not have broken online activation!
     
  9. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Did you reset Windows or did a clean install?
     
  10. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #11 xinso, Aug 21, 2015
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    I think that he did a clean install firstly, then reset it.

    (I have seen such cases elsewhere. But I do not have time to test it myself.)
     
  11. winlinmac001

    winlinmac001 MDL Novice

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    #12 winlinmac001, Aug 21, 2015
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    I've been a Windows Insider since the very beginning. Yesterday, I went from 10240 to 10595; and I thought it would be a good idea to do a reset immediately after going to 10595

    I did the Reset Method through the Recovery Option in Settings. From the description, it sounded like Windows was going to do a clean install (which it did), but deleting the OS and personal files on Local Disk (C). Shouldn't have altered the activation status since I never made hardware changes.

    After attempting to get the activation working, I winded up getting the USB Tool from the Windows 10 website, and did a so-called upgrade from 10595 to 10240, but the activation status did not resolve itself.

    I went through recovery options again and "Reset this PC" = No Change

    Getting through Microsoft Support is hit or miss

    I had my legitimate copy of Windows since I've been an insider since beginning of this year. Microsoft promised every Insider, prior to mid-July, that their Insider Build versions would be considered genuine reactivation wouldn't be necessary in any circumstances. I genuinely own this product Its absurd that I have to go through this activation mess.

     
  12. faker74

    faker74 MDL Novice

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    how activate WINDOWS 10 EDUCATION ?thanks
     
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  14. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Did you enter any keys when asked:confused:
     
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  15. winlinmac001

    winlinmac001 MDL Novice

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    Nope, however, I had to get Microsoft to verify my PC's identity; then only were they able to assist; they remotely connected to my system, inputted the product key, and was good to go. Your system information is saved on their servers; its your right and duty to ask Microsoft to get things going again if you wish to reinstall.