Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation confusion

Discus and support Windows 10 Activation confusion in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a laptop which it used to have Windows 8.1, I reset this laptop but I lost my Windows 8.1 License Key, so, I wanted to install Windows 10, I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Andres Rojano, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Activation confusion


    I have a laptop which it used to have Windows 8.1, I reset this laptop but I lost my Windows 8.1 License Key, so, I wanted to install Windows 10, I used the media creation tool to make a usb boot drive, I used it on my laptop and it worked, I did the usual setup for windows 10, and unexpectedly I have Windows 10 activated on my laptop.

    (I used the media creation tool on another pc, but I selected to create a bootable drive for another pc)

    For this other pc, I bought windows 10.

    Am I sharing the license somehow? I have the same account on both of my device. Will I lose the license at some point? Can I decide where to keep the license if this does happen?

    :)
     
    Andres Rojano, Oct 13, 2019
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  2. skippy258 Win User

    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    this search might help you https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sou...o+to+get+it+activated+windows+10+blocked+keys

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

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free and ended up in a non-activated state, try following these steps:

    • Go to Start
      Windows 10 Activation confusion [​IMG]
      , then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
    • Select Go to Store, and check to see if a valid license is available for your device. If a license isn't available, you'll need to buy Windows from the Store.

      Note
      • This only applies if you haven't made changes to the hardware for your device.

    or you could hack it with a crack but please note this is always risky and you don't know what's in the hack
     
    skippy258, Oct 13, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    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, Oct 13, 2019
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  4. P4-630 Win User

    Windows 10 Activation confusion

    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    Click to expand... Yeah I went to that site, why do I need to buy a key?
    I won't buy a key, stupid.

    I'll revert back to windows 7 then.

    When I still was on windows 7, about a year ago I added 4GB extra ram which is a total of 8GB now,
    is that causing the problem?
     
    P4-630, Oct 13, 2019
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