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How many times I can reactivate Windows 10 after an hardware upgrade?


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#1 sharly55

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

According to this Microsoft's support website:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530

 

It says that one reason of you can't reactivate Windows 10 after an hardware upgrade is due to...

 

"You reached the limit on the number of times you can reactivate Windows on your device." 

 

So anyone knows, how many times I can reactivate Windows 10?

 

it's important for me because I like buy the components that I need instead of buy a whole new computer

 

Thank you in advance



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 09:18 PM

I don't understand why you would need to reactivate windows after a hardware upgrade, unless the hardware is the HDD/SSD.

 

just update your drivers if it's not the hard drive.

 

I believed you can activate as many time as you need, but after i believe 3-4 times you'll need to do the phone activation.

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:09 PM

I don't understand why you would need to reactivate windows after a hardware upgrade, unless the hardware is the HDD/SSD.

 

just update your drivers if it's not the hard drive.

 

I believed you can activate as many time as you need, but after i believe 3-4 times you'll need to do the phone activation.

 

1 Key = 1 Computer.

 

Thanks for answering

 

It seems that now Windows 10 has something called "digital license" and it's kind of hardware-based license, if you change your hardware just it deactivates.

 

The hardware that I want to upgrade is the motherboard, CPU, and RAM and precisely that provoke the deactivation

 

And in the Microsoft's support website in a line talks about a limit in the number of reactivation I can do.

 

Due to that, I like to know how many times I can reactivate Windows 10 

 

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2977210/microsoft-subnet/windows-10-deactivated-replacing-hardware.html

 

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-re-activate-windows-10-after-hardware-change

 

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/fixing-windows-10-activation-problems-after-a-hardware-upgrade/



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:21 PM

Things changed. See, when you upgrade to Windows 10, you get a digital license that was specific to the hardware so if you change your hardware it will deactivate. To address this, Microsoft decided to tie the license to the Microsoft account if you log in using a Microsoft account. This allows you to upgrade/change the hardware and Windows will still remain activated. To prevent people from transferring to a different PC, they put a limit on the number of times you can do it. I suggest that you contact them. You should be able to do a phone activation.

 

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