the hell does it work with the Windows 10 activation? Even so the title could
have been noisy. Because of the activation process of Windows 10 have grown up
a lot of user questions. Actually, it was most of the questions already in
previous versions of the popular operating system. Some factors, however, such
as the Insider program, Windows 10 are unique and have provided additional
has finally set up an official page, which gives an answer to most questions.
Windows 10 Activation
of the User scored 10 about the free upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
Windows. These users have a so-called “digital right” as the official
name of Redmond is.
  • Enter
    a 25-digit activation key Windows 10
  • Digital
    entitlement Upgrading to Windows 10

“Digital entitlement” is particularly that it does not need a license
key entry.
for Windows 10 “Digital entitlement” Upgrade:
  • Upgrading
    from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer with a valid, activated license.
  • Acquisition
    and capitalization of Windows 10 from the Windows Store.
  • Purchase
    and activation of Windows 10 Pro Upgrade from the Windows Store.
  • Windows
    insiders who previously owned a valid Windows version and on the latest insider
    Build are (Insider expire Build licenses, so an upgrade is due to the latest
    version on a regular basis)

by entering a license key is required in the following scenarios:
  1. Physical
    purchased Windows 10 version by an authorized seller.
  2. Digital
    acquired Windows 10 version by an authorized seller.
  3. Volume
    license Windows 10 or a MSDN subscription.
  4. Acquired a new device with Windows 10.

other scenarios that are picked up on the official support page:
  1. Activation
    of Windows 10 after the upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1
  2. Activation
    of Windows 10 after reinstalling
  3. Activation
    of Windows 10 at initial installation
  4. Activation
    of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview
  5. Activation
    of Windows 10 after hardware replacement

the last point is interesting. The question “What happens to my Windows,
if I replace my hard drive, motherboard, RAM, etc.?” I’ve heard 1000 times
sensation. They shall be entitlement (but not new), but unfortunately Microsoft
is also on the new support page no detailed information about that. Only the
replacement of the motherboard is classified specifically as problematic – so
much could be most probably also think of their own. Because is not
categorically ruled out that also the exchange of other components can lead to
problems, this question will probably haunt me the rest of my days.

a great mystery:

versions come in 2 different versions: OEM and Retail.
versions are always tied to the hardware on which it was first installed, will
not be transferable. The remains even with Windows 10 like that.
versions cost more, but it is also tied to any specific PC. However, they are
only usable on a PC at the same time (ie, you have to delete the version on the
old PC always, before you can install it on a new system). Even that is 10
remained the same with Windows.
you have a retail version of Windows 7 or 8.1 you have, unfortunately, always
upgrade to Windows 10 to make on the new computer.

right here is the so far unresolved problem: Windows 10 is known as
“Digital entitlement” available for free for 1 year – 2016. until
July 29 But what if I want to upgrade my retail version of Windows 7 or 8.1 to
Windows 10 after this date ? Is it then expire, although I upgrade to another
computer within the period, have taken advantage of? Or, in the first free
activation, a “tick” is set in the profile that can perform the
upgrade me in the future?


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