Upgrading system. How to transfer current Win 10 Pro key to it?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Despotes, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Despotes

    Despotes Gawd

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    I'm going to install a new mobo and cpu, What's the best way to transfer my current digital license to the clean install to it? Should I create a Microsoft account to tie my current license to this account somehow?
    Update: I just linked my Product Key to my Microsoft Acct.
    So, after a clean install on my new system, will there will be an option to Activate using my Microsoft Acct?
     
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  2. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    Just log in with your new account during the setup and it will activated on the first boot.
     
  3. Despotes

    Despotes Gawd

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    Nice. Thanks.
     
  4. Rustler

    Rustler Limp Gawd

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    I wiped my system and logged in when I was installing Windows 10 1909, then I upgraded from a 4 core to a FX8320, its an older system but it serves me well. I did not have to activate after the processor change.
     
  5. mICKEL

    mICKEL Limp Gawd

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    The last motherboard bought had issues with two mvme drives. I put an old sata ssd in it and then it was working fine. I replaced the motherboard and than the second drive I bought is working fine. Widows would not reactive and I did associate it with my account. I had to call them. I bought a windows seven key they said. Amazon refunded me. I had to buy another key.
     
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