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Old 07-21-2015, 07:56 AM   #11
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It's just another way M$ is bullying you in to buying another copy of windows.
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Microsoft has only implemented this to prevent you using a product key on one of your own machines, on another PC as well, let's not for one second believe they're doing it to improve our experience, lol...
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Well if push comes to a kick in the jewels, I have 7 home and pro with legit keys to go back to. Even got a copy of Vista home.
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The thing that has got me confused is the licensing for this free Win 10 upgrade. When I do the upgrade, where is my license key for win 10? Or do I even have one? If I want to do a clean install of win 10, would I even be able to do so? I googled around on this before and the best I came up with was that MS says they intend for clean installs to be possible, but I don't see how.
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The thing that has got me confused is the licensing for this free Win 10 upgrade. When I do the upgrade, where is my license key for win 10? Or do I even have one? If I want to do a clean install of win 10, would I even be able to do so? I googled around on this before and the best I came up with was that MS says they intend for clean installs to be possible, but I don't see how.
I'm assuming that your existing licence key in the BIOS is updated to a Windows 10 one, not too sure though
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I'm assuming that your existing licence key in the BIOS is updated to a Windows 10 one, not too sure though
Maybe. I'm not convinced though. Besides, I built my own machine so I don't have a license key in the BIOS.
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It's just another way M$ is bullying you in to buying another copy of windows.

Why should this be? I paid for the Windows version when I purchased the computer.


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Old 07-28-2015, 03:13 PM   #18
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Used Speecy found the product key number but will not work to add features to Windows 8.1. So for some reason I will need to get the correct product key number.


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Old 07-29-2015, 03:53 PM   #19
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You can use this command from within Parted Magic to generate the product key:

hexdump -s 56-e '"MSDM key: " /29 "%s\n"'/sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM


It works for me on Windows 8.1 every time.
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Ah, this free upgrade does not ask for the key.
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