If you want to go 64-bits you will have to buy a 64-bit Win10 license. That is an elusive answer, and I want to find a conclusive statement to back that up, from someone of authority. Why is it doing this, and how can I stop it? Not sure how to fix this though. You can contact Microsoft Support from within Windows 10, explain the situation, and they'll get Windows 10 activated for you. It also says that The Troubleshoot option is available only if your copy of Windows 10 Version 1607 or later isn't activated.
I suspect Microsoft has problems trying to enforce this fairly. A month or so later, I hope to upgrade my 2500K cpu plus Z68 motherboard setup to a Skylake i5, necessitating a new motherboard with an 1151 socket. My mom's dell will not activate after a fresh install. However, if some major components are changed after the free update was made, then the system may not longer be seen as 'the same' comupter you installed the free Win10 on. If denied politely ask for a supervisor and get their name too. The Windows license is associated with the device hardware.
But, if something disastrous does happen, it's usually more cost-effective to just buy a replacement device anyway and that should come pre-loaded with Windows 10. Support chat escalated to tier 2 support because they couldn't solve my issue, eventually tier 2 provided me with a new Windows 10 Pro key after I showed them my receipt. That does not need to be hit simultaneously. Over 100,000 helped in forums for 10 years. Start the forum flash tool and select option 1. But what if you change a particular component or hardware in your computer, would you still be able to regain your free license? I have a system with a 775 Motherboard and an activated copy of Windows 10 which is connected to a Microsft account and password. Do you know if there's a possibility of changing this non sense? I know most of the people trying to help you have thick skins, but it doesn't change the fact that they are trying to help.
But my system got crashed on last month and had to. Again, however, you must follow the above steps for it to work properly. I've been listening, reading and investigating people's advices as long as they make sense. The answer now appears to be yes, thanks to changes made in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14371 these changes will also appear in the , which drops in July. Personally, I am staying as far away from Windows 10 as possible.
Make sure Windows is full updated and you have it connected to your Windows account. This does create some an inconvenient situation for people who bought —of Windows 7, 8, or 8. I ask first because I would rather not deal with an irreversible mess with Microsoft. I, otoh, have upgraded both my and my wife's machines at home, for free, with no trouble--and I have flashed a uefi bios running Win10 and it never broke my Win10 activation. The license in under my old email address that I cant get to so I have a new account but it has nothing in it.
I tried Microsoft's Call Center for a phone activation. I simply don't want to reinstall Win8 and all that every single time. Just to double check, please confirm my assumption. It was kind of a hassle but i was still able to install Windows 10. Thank you Greg and to everyone for their inputs!! And it is strictly like for like. When I go to my Windows account on the Microsoft website, I.
After turning the computer on to test I noticed that now my Windows 10 license is unvalidated, and it's requiring a new product key. Upgrading to Windows 10 from scratch then activate it! If you face activation problems,. He claims there is a path to the free Windows 10 upgrade still out there somewhere!? You own Windows 10 for life. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Don't tell me Microsoft couldn't foresee such a basic thing. All the keys you are seeing are generic keys.
The free Windows 10 license Microsoft is providing to upgraders works differently. I have an Acronis clone of my optimized W7Pro64 build that I use. Has anyone got any ideas? Had to be escalated to tier 2 support and they said they would call me, they never called. Does anyone know if I can use my new free windows 10 on it, or must I buy another copy since the motherboard was changed? Is there an easy solution for this? I've been having no issue for a hour or so until now. So get your facts right before believing deceptive Microsoft marketing. I upgraded my mom's dell from win8.
My Asus was installed with 10 pro via a retail licence. But my system got crashed on last month and had to change the hard disk for my machine. So please stop making false assumptions. My hardware hasn't changed any more than a network card went from a wireless g card to onboard lan to a wired network card , and the install is legit. But because Windows 10 uses digital licenses instead of traditional product keys, many of you are probably wondering if your free upgrade will remain in effect if you change major parts of your computer's hardware -- specifically, the motherboard.