Windows 10: Licence Number

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  1. AliMH Win User

    Licence Number


    Please can anyone tell me whether my windows licence number has changed now I have upgraded to Windows 10 and where I can find the new number if it has? I have had a telephone call telling me my computer is sending critical error reports and, as I have these quite regularly I was going to hang up but when I asked I was given a licence number by the caller which they do not normally do. However, I cannot find this number on any of our computers but wondered whether the one which is now running 10 may have changed or whether this is just another hoax call to try to get access to my computer. Hope someone can give some assistance or suggestions.

    :)
     
    AliMH, Sep 9, 2015
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  2. Windows 10 Pro Licence entitlement

    Hi,

    I bought a full Windows 10 Professional Licence with a Product Key and using the licence on this PC for one year now.

    Can you tell me is it true this licence can be activated on any number of Pc's if this PC breaks down and so on any number of times?
     
    Spwiggles88, Sep 9, 2015
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  3. grschinon Win User
    Maps question for the n96

    Unfortunately I don't think there is a solution.

    As I understand it, the licence is linked to the IMEI number of your phone. A different phone means a different IMEI number and therefore a different licence required.

    You'll probably have to talk to a live person in sales to enquire about the possibility of a licence transfer.
     
    grschinon, Sep 9, 2015
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  4. Fafhrd Win User

    Licence Number

    It will be a hoax. Tell them you are running android on your tablet.

    Since Windows 10 uses generic licence product keys, it would be very likely that the hoaxer would be able to tell you the key on your Windows 10 installation - they are not secret.

    Product Key - View in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Fafhrd, Sep 9, 2015
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  5. DavidY Win User
    That's a good point - it means that with Windows 10, Hoaxers can sound more convincing when they claim to know all about your computer and its problems.

    I agree this caller will be someone trying to scam people out of money.
     
    DavidY, Sep 9, 2015
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  6. Rocky Win User
    That was just a scam call. Do not give the caller any information.
     
    Rocky, Sep 9, 2015
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  7. AliMH Win User
    Thanks to all who responded. I was fairly sure it was a hoax but the licence number threw me a bit. Will know in future. Thanks again.
     
    AliMH, Sep 9, 2015
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  8. AliMH Win User

    Licence Number

    Hello again, I am still having calls re supposed security problems. The same person (Jessica Williams) has rung at least four times. She is calling from USA and has all my details eg name, email and home and mobile phone numbers. I have told her I believe it is a scam but she insists my security is not working although a full system scan showed no problems and that my pic will crash at any time. Has anyone else had these calls and if so what did they do about them? I am getting a bit worried that there is in fact a problem.
     
    AliMH, Oct 4, 2015
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  9. z3r010 Win User
    I used to get loads of these, I normally start by asking what they are wearing and let it go down hill from there.
     
    z3r010, Oct 4, 2015
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  10. bobkn Win User
    Why do you think that "Jessica Williams" having your name and telephone numbers makes the call legitimate?

    It's not. There are no legitimate security providers that would contact you in this way. The only thing that surprises me is that they keep coming back. They must think they've got a live one.

    If you let them into your PC remotely, you'll find yourself asked to pay hundreds of dollars (or whatever your local currency may be) to get it working again.

    If you have caller ID, just ignore them.

    I haven't got any scam calls of this nature, at least that I've picked up. I have received some fake ones from the "IRS", threatening prosecution if I don't return the call immediately. I have read that it's possible to buy a MagicJack or other VOIP dongle in the US and ship it to your friends overseas. The call then shows up with a US number, even though it's being used on another continent. (A lot of scammers operate outside the US, to avoid US law enforcement.)
     
    bobkn, Apr 4, 2018
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