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Member Since 11 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 29 2018 09:46 PM

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In Topic: Windows 10 FREE Upgrade Version Reinstall

24 January 2018 - 12:56 PM

I've done multiple re-installs on three different PCs at home using ISOs I created from the Media Creation Utility.  These installs have included release versions 1511, 1607 and 1703.  Haven't tried it with branch 1709 yet though.  Regardless of the machine, or Windows 10 release version, every one of them has activated automatically without issue.  All three of these machines began life as Windows 7 Pro operating systems.  In my gaming machine I've even changed SSD Arrays and reinstalled Windows 10 without issue.


The only horror story I've personally experienced was with a motherboard replacement of a co-worker.  His upgrade of Windows 10 would not reactivate after changing the motherboard.  He even went as far as calling MS and was essentially told he was SOL in this situation.


I guess a motherboard change is considered too big a change, requiring a new OS license?

In Topic: Official OCC 2017 Christmas Contest

24 January 2018 - 12:53 PM

I received my Noctua Chromax NF-F12 fan today! Thank you OCC and all the sponsors!

In Topic: Windows 10 FREE Upgrade Version Reinstall

12 January 2018 - 01:33 PM

How did your reinstall go? Any tips/pitfalls encountered for people wanting to do the same? I have a Win 10 machine too (upgraded for free from Windows 7). I'm thinking of getting a new mobo+CPU+RAM, but keeping all the other components (GPU, SSD, keyboard, mouse, monitor). Is there any chance I'd be able to keep using the same free Win 10 license?

In Topic: Official OCC 2017 Christmas Contest

17 December 2017 - 12:03 AM

It's back! :cheers:

In Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 Processor Reviewed

02 March 2017 - 10:34 AM

Nice review. Welcome back AMD! Personally I'm more in the market for their low-mid end offerings. Hope they deliver bang for the buck across the board even in their non-flagship lineup.