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Discus and support Windows 10 Activation Question in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello all, I plan to be building my first PC sometime in the coming months, and I was trying to figure out something with the logistics of the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/themusicman926, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Activation Question


    Hello all,

    I plan to be building my first PC sometime in the coming months, and I was trying to figure out something with the logistics of the operating system. I of course am planning on installing Windows 10 on it, but I'm curious as to know if I would be required to purchase a brand new license/copy, or if I can use the license that is already linked to my Microsoft account? I am currently using a factory manufactured laptop which came with Windows 10 preinstalled. I had a mishap with it about a year ago which required me to create one of those boot drives with Windows on it, and how the OS was activated automatically after signing into my MS account and I didn't need to look through any documentation that came with the PC for an activation code. So, I'm wondering, could I do something similar to this with a brand new built from scratch PC? In other words, would my MS account still activate a completely brand new installation of Windows on a new hard drive and BIOS, saving me $100 or so?

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    /u/themusicman926, Sep 27, 2020
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  2. 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
     
    OneMoar, Sep 27, 2020
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  3. AsRock Win User
    Windows 10 activation question

    Mine finally did although it was about 6 or so hours after as it was saying failed to activate.
     
    AsRock, Sep 27, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Activation Question

    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, Sep 27, 2020
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