Question Unable to Activate

codyu

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I just updated my CPU & MOBO, and blindly thought the hardware change option under Activation would work. Contacted Microsoft & was told if I didn't have my key or proof of purchase from 5+ years ago, I was basically screwed. Is there any issues I may face not having the updates?
 

codyu

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Nov 18, 2017
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Where did the Win 10 license come from originally?

Was this license ever linked to a MS account?
I'm not even sure. I think maybe Newegg. I had digitally linked it to my account before swapping, but was told that feature does not work with a motherboard swap.



I've used regedit to disable the watermark for now. So I'm not yet having too many issues with it.
 

USAFRet

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I just updated my CPU & MOBO, and blindly thought the hardware change option under Activation would work. Contacted Microsoft & was told if I didn't have my key or proof of purchase from 5+ years ago, I was basically screwed. Is there any issues I may face not having the updates?
Where did the Win 10 license come from originally?

Was this license ever linked to a MS account?
 

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