Windows 10: Told to RE BUY the same windows I've previously bought because I upgraded my PC?!!

Discus and support Told to RE BUY the same windows I've previously bought because I upgraded my PC?!! in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Is this legit? I upgraded my processor this week and since then I've had the "activate windows" message showing up in the corner. I didn't de-activate... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by CrayzCrinkle, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Told to RE BUY the same windows I've previously bought because I upgraded my PC?!!


    Is this legit? I upgraded my processor this week and since then I've had the "activate windows" message showing up in the corner. I didn't de-activate or transfer the key or whatever before the upgrade. I cant follow the troubleshooting steps to get it reactivated.


    I just got off the support session with a online help advisor who connected to my PC and advised me the key I had was no good because it had already been used for activation, and the key couldn't be reused due to it being encrypted or some made up rubbish, and then tried to SELL me another license!


    I bought win 10 a good few years ago. I was tempted to get it through illegitimate means, but I PAID for it, with that promise that it was the last version of windows we'd ever need. There was no small print, at the time I did, to state it'd only last until you upgraded your hardware, or your PC broke down. Now I'm pretty much feeling like I've been scammed. Please can someone tell me the support agent was mistaken somehow?

    :)
     
    CrayzCrinkle, Mar 14, 2019
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  2. Jeryd Win User

    Halo Spartan Assault cross buy

    I bought it for my surface. I just got a WP. I went to buy it again - it was listed as 4.99 - and and store told me it was free. I suggest you just try and report back.
     
    Jeryd, Mar 14, 2019
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  3. magilla Win User
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Slow Build 17025 for PC Insider


    @Kari, glad to know your on the way. I’ve used this similar approach before too.
     
    magilla, Mar 14, 2019
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  4. Told to RE BUY the same windows I've previously bought because I upgraded my PC?!!

    Halo Spartan Assault cross buy

    for me it just says to confirm the purchase and still says $4.99
     
    JarredMoyer, Mar 14, 2019
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