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Want to know your Windows 10 key?
DABhand  posted on Aug 13, 2015 4:16:25 PM - Report post

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They aren't useless, if you install without the key and try to activate it will go nuts as it would, then you have to sit there and explain over the phone that you legitimately got a free upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.

They can easily say "nope, you lie, bye"..

Now put in a key (mine is different, could be regioned keys) and try to activate... it may fail, if it does when you call up you are more likely to be believed.

The reason the keys are the same is because your PC is remembered by the hardware in your system; Motherboard, CPU, GPU and RAM.

Change 2 or 3 of those things.... well good luck explaining without the key put in from a fresh install.

t0adphr0g  posted on Aug 13, 2015 7:18:13 PM - Report post

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My way still works, I just ask my "magical jellybean."
AxellSlade  posted on Aug 13, 2015 7:31:01 PM - Report post

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Okay... So I was intending to upgrade my whole system and keep my SSD and hard drives... Windows 10 might deactivate. Guess I'll stick with Windows 8.1...
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