Windows 10: New Build PC - Activating Windows 10

Discus and support New Build PC - Activating Windows 10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello everyone,Wasn't sure how to search for this problem, but I built a new PC yesterday and I purchased a Home OEM edition key online. During the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Cory T. Clay, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. New Build PC - Activating Windows 10


    Hello everyone,Wasn't sure how to search for this problem, but I built a new PC yesterday and I purchased a Home OEM edition key online. During the installation, it asked for the key, which I entered, then I put in my Microsoft Account information. Everything seemed fine. Later, after some updates and reboots, I went to "personalize" and it told me that I need to activate before I can personalize my PC. Going through the troubleshooter, I clicked "I changed hardware recently" and it asked me to select the computer which I am using, and the only one to choose was the old one I'm still using

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    Cory T. Clay, Jul 27, 2021
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  2. CK011885 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Jul 27, 2021
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  3. r.h.p Win User
    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    What's your intended PC specs ??
     
    r.h.p, Jul 27, 2021
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    New Build PC - Activating Windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jul 27, 2021
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