Windows 10: replaced HDD: Windows activation

Discus and support replaced HDD: Windows activation in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My HDD has died and I am going to install SSD. Can I install Windows 10 on the SSD and activate it? I purchased this PC with pre-installed Windows 10 a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MatthewClifford Oswalt, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. replaced HDD: Windows activation


    My HDD has died and I am going to install SSD. Can I install Windows 10 on the SSD and activate it? I purchased this PC with pre-installed Windows 10 a while ago.

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    MatthewClifford Oswalt, Apr 3, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 activate After HDD to SSD Replacement

    If I replace the HDD with an SSD and do a clean install of windows 10, the Microsoft activation server should recognize my system and activate it, or not?
     
    Ramkesh.baghel, Apr 3, 2020
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  3. Windows activation error

    Hi Brandon,

    Before replacing the Mother Board if Windows 10 was activated, then you can refer the steps/link below for activating Windows 10.

    The only hardware changes that can negatively impact activation status once you upgrade to free version are the changes to the:

    • CPU
    • TPM
    • Motherboard replacement
    The following changes are examples of hardware changes that will NOT impact the activation status:

    • HDD/SSD
    • Video card
    • Adding extra memory
    If you replace the CPU, TPM, or Motherboard you may have to re-activate but this will not require a purchase of Windows 10.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/why-activate-windows-10

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Apr 3, 2020
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  4. replaced HDD: Windows activation

    Replacing my broken HDD. (windows 10 activation)

    My current HDD in my laptop is dying and i'm replacing it soon with a new ssd. I'm just worried that if i install the new ssd and install a fresh copy of Windows 10 on it it might not activate?

    so what i'm asking is would i still be able to activate a fresh install of windows 10 on my laptop even if i replaced the hdd with a new one?

    I only upraded to win10 for free back when i had win8.1

    It also says on the settings/activation tab: "windows is activated with a digital license linked to your microsoft account"

    thanks in advance. replaced HDD: Windows activation :)
     
    Paolo Escoto, Apr 3, 2020
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