Windows 10: Windows 10 activation after re-installing

Discus and support Windows 10 activation after re-installing in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello all, I am planning to re-install Windows 10. I want all my data to be deleted, so I am going to use the Media Creation Tool 2004, and create a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Pranaov S, Aug 1, 2020 at 5:27 AM.

  1. Pranaov S Win User

    Windows 10 activation after re-installing


    Hello all,
    I am planning to re-install Windows 10. I want all my data to be deleted, so I am going to use the Media Creation Tool 2004, and create a bootable USB stick, then re-install Windows 10. But I have a doubt about the license.

    I actually bought the laptop from a friend. I think he had re-installed Windows 10, as when I received it, it was fresh, but setup had been done and only one user account was created, no Microsoft account was linked.

    When I bought it, I tried slmgr and confirmed that it was a real Windows 10 license, not any KMS activator.

    I logged in with my Microsoft account later.

    Now it is showing "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft Account". It is showing in the Microsoft Devices about my laptop and Windows is activated.

    now my doubt is, if I re-install Windows 10 from the bootable USB Stick, and during the license verification step, if I click skip, and then log-in with my MicrosoftAccount as the administrator, will the license get detected and Windowswill get activated.

    Points to be noted:
    1. I want to create an USB bootable stick only. I don't want to use other option in the Media Creation Tool.
    2. I haven't done any hardware change. When I bought the laptop about 9 months ago, I just increased my RAM from 16 GB to 32 GB and inserted and external HDD of 1 TB in the bay drive.

    Hope you will help me. Thanks

    :)
     

  2. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Aug 1, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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  3. OneMoar Win User
    Windows 10 activation question

    do the upgrade
    it should activate automatically when online
    if you want todo a clean install after that simply boot from your windows 10 installation media and when prompted for a key during install/post install select skip ..
    it will re-activate within 5M of being online
     
  4. AsRock Win User

    Windows 10 activation after re-installing

    Windows 10 activation question

    Mine finally did although it was about 6 or so hours after as it was saying failed to activate.
     
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