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paulktreg

Updating Hardware With Windows 10

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I want to update my hardware (Processor, Motherboard & Ram) and from what I've read I'll have to purchase a new Windows 10 licence.

 

Any sneaky ways around this?

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From what I've read, I was under the assumption you could contact Microsoft, and they could help you activate on new hardware. Isn't there also a way to get your win10 CD Key now?

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slui.exe 3

 

Enter your Windows 7/8/8.1 key. If it complains, call MS. Your old hardware died is all they need to hear.

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Nothing new just confirming what everyone has already said.  I actually did this 2 weeks ago with an older system where I had a Windows 7 Pro license and the computer it was on was upgraded to Windows 10.  I ended up switching the motherboard and Windows wouldn't activate anymore.  I contacted them and they couldn't get it activated either so the MS Support guy actually gave me a legit Windows 10 Pro CD key... So now I have a brand new Windows 10 Pro key that's installed on that machine and he confirmed my old Windows 7 Pro key should work on another system.

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