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    Smile Seasons Greetings

    Seasons Greetings to one and all... I have a quick question regarding Windows 10. I have an ageing desktop running Windows 10 64 bit. I am wondering if it has a activation code somewhere that I could use if I up date my desktop with a new motherboard,cpu, ram etc. Or is it tied to my old hardware?

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    Default Re: Seasons Greetings

    It is tied to your existing hardware.

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    Default Re: Seasons Greetings

    if you use a live MS login and have an OEM key that you've tied to your account it *may* let you transfer it to new hardware. Also if it's a retail copy of windows you just reinstall with the same key, no problem there.
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    Default Re: Seasons Greetings

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    if you use a live MS login and have an OEM key that you've tied to your account it *may* let you transfer it to new hardware. Also if it's a retail copy of windows you just reinstall with the same key, no problem there.
    This works fine most of the time, just did it yesterday.

    The Customer had a really low spec E1 AMD that really shouldn't even be allowed to be sold, its useless

    Built a whole new PC of reasonable specs, imaged the drive to a SSD, wiped out the AMD drivers installed new Intel, cleaned out all the old junk from AMD, went through the changed hardware - all activated and really flying

    Seasons Greetings as well to everyone
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