Removing Digital Activation - Win 10

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  1. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    Has anyone tried using the licensing manager /upk method to remove the digital activation of Windows 10, then reinstall the OS to see if it automatically reactivates again? I know that will deactivate the computer, but will it reactivate if you reinstall is what I'm looking for.

    I'm curious if anyone has found a way to disassociate a motherboard with a digital Windows activation that actually works.
     
  2. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    It depends on if you have an OEM key or a retail key. If its OEM, there's no way to disassociate it since OEM is a one and done deal. I've moved around OEM keys to different motherboards without an issue though. YMMV. Retail should have no issues moving from system to system.
     
  3. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    I wonder how these free licenses I obtained for Win10 beta behave, will I be able to move them to another computer... They say Win10pro but nothing about OEM.

    Not that it matters much, I haven't booted Windows for many months.
     
  4. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    They should. You would be surprised at how loose their activation is. They really want people on for the numbers (saying that X percent of all PCs use windows 10) and for the data collection.
     
  5. Mchart

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    Yeah, I was able to still upgrade for free on a Windows 7 machine only a couple of days ago.

    I'm not entirely certain why they are still charging for keys for single home users at this point.
     
  6. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    ?? Brand new machines with no OS on them need something... When I build new systems I use a OEM SB copy, those are not free. :p
     
  7. Mchart

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    Correct, which is why I don't understand why they still charge for it for home users when they are collecting anyways.
     
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    You can always download Windows 10 directly from microsoft & when you install, you chose "I don have a key" and it still lets you install it....at least as of a few months ago (last I tried)
     
  9. bigdogchris

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    buy one of those OEM keys from ebay for 2 dollars.

    then you can keep both activated copies.
     
  12. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    I have no idea the original source, but you can find more here.
     
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    Because money and ease of it.
     
  14. x509

    x509 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thanks. I guess I have to ask someone on that website about that photo. Or not. :wacky: