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al92lt1

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    Activation
    « on: February 23, 2016, 01:08:17 PM »
    I just installed Windows 10 in a computer with a new hard drive. I used a Microsoft DVD. During installation I was never asked for a license key. After installation, I checked activation and it said "Windows 10 is activated with a digital entitlement" What gives? Thanks

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    Re: Activation
    « Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 01:38:37 PM »
    What copy of Windows did the machine originally ship with?  If it had 8 originally then 10 has probably picked up the 8 key from the UEFI and used that to get the free upgrade to 10.

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    Re: Activation
    « Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 02:29:02 PM »
    Ditto if the machine has had Windows 10 installed before, no need to reactivate when reinstalling the same version.

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    Re: Activation
    « Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 06:11:40 PM »
    There are no Win 10 DVD's...tell us the real story...
       
     
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    Re: Activation
    « Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 06:46:29 PM »
    Recent information.
    http://www.redmondpie.com/download-windows-10-pro-iso-file-without-product-key-from-microsoft/
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    Best of all, you donít need any product key to download the ISO media file from Microsoft. Just about anyone can download it as long as they have an Internet connection. Though it is important to note that genuine Windows product key will be required for activation purposes during or after installation.
    The above provides an ISO file, but still a product key will be needed after installation.  The link is new. Pleas read.

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    Re: Activation
    « Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 07:22:51 PM »
    There are no Win 10 DVD's...tell us the real story...
    Since when?  Windows 10 is widely available to purchase on DVDs...

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    Re: Activation
    « Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 06:28:40 AM »
    Since when?  Windows 10 is widely available to purchase on DVDs...

    You are correct...they are indeed available. My mistake.
       
     
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