Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation/Remove everything/SSD

Discus and support Windows 10 Activation/Remove everything/SSD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I have discovered, thanks to the community here (and I mean that sincerely or I would still be frustrated and trying to figure it out) that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Noah D Fence, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Activation/Remove everything/SSD


    Hi, I have discovered, thanks to the community here (and I mean that sincerely or I would still be frustrated and trying to figure it out) that unfortunately because I had upgraded my PC from windows 7 to windows 10 and no longer have the product key from windows 7 that I could not transfer my windows 10 to my new PC. So I bought a new copy, not thrilled about that but it is what it is.


    As a result I am trying to reset my old PC and use remove everything so that I can give that pc to my brother but i have a few questions that have not, that I can find (though I am bad at searching), been fully answered. (question number 1 is probably paranoia on my part, question 2 might be considered that as well Windows 10 Activation/Remove everything/SSD :D ) It's not a great PC but it will work well enough for his kids to use


    1) If I choose the option to remove everything (the option that securely wipes the drive) when resetting the pc (remember this was a windows 7 pc upgraded to 10 for free) will i need the product key. I installed the original windows 7 years ago. Is there a way to ensure that I won't need to have the product key, this is an activated legit windows 10 that is connected to my windows profile. I don't want a situation where if I remove everything that I then can't get windows working on the same computer (see paranoid because of the problems I had before)


    2) the OS is currently installed on an SSD drive, will the remove everything option which is supposed to write zero's if it's a mechanical drive be able to properly securely clean an SSD. Since I am giving it to my brother I am not super concerned about this but it would be good to know.


    3) how does remove everything securely clean the drive if it needs to keep a portion of it to hold the windows install information?


    Thanks for your help everyone.



    PS I opted for the install an upgrade section instead of the activation sections because I thought it was the more valid section hopefully I picked right.

    :)
     
    Noah D Fence, Jan 12, 2019
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  2. 95Viper Win User

    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    How long did you wait for activation?
    When I re-installed with a fresh install... it took a few hours to sync and activate.
    However, it did, finally, activate.
     
    95Viper, Jan 12, 2019
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  3. Laurijan Win User
    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    Hi!

    I signed up in the windows insider program and got windows 10 free - the windows 10 insider preview updated to windows 10 pro.
    Today i got another SSD and did a raid 0 on my system forcing me to do a clean install of windows but now it wont activate anymore.
    Signing in with my microsoft account that was linked to the insider program didnt help.
    Maybe i got this problem since i quit the insider program for several days and signed up again after i found out that my win 10 wont activate anymore.
    Any ideas how to fix it?

    Lauri
     
    Laurijan, Jan 12, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Activation/Remove everything/SSD

    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, Jan 12, 2019
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