The Tokens.dat file in the Windows operating system is a digitally signed file, which stores most of the Windows activation files. If you do, whatever you personalize on the activated PC or Mac syncs over to your non-activated version. Best case scenario, it keeps the desktop PC market afloat (and brings other things up with it). Microsoft Office Change product id after activationHow to change product id?
Even using this MS oficial tool. 0 1 year ago Reply percistratus If you're installing from an iso you actually need one. I don't. 0 1 year ago Reply Mohammed Bugedwala I did this by myself right now! Pro is windows home with a few extra features. When I go there it automatically placed the generic key.
Laptop Reviews Windows 10 Help & How To Best Windows Store Apps Best Windows Store Games Apps Microsoft Insider Program Surface Surface Tips Surface Book Surface Pro 4 Surface Pro 3 And I think this is an important move for MS at this junction, as while it is the undisputed captain of the "desktop PC market" ship, that ship looks like it Actually its physically one CPU so i guess the number of cores doesn't matter? Or enter the official license key on their site and download the ISO afterwards? 1 1 year ago Reply Daniel Rubino I don't think that works.
Windows 8 did the same thing, with the same "grace period expired" message. Can someone help? 0 1 year ago Reply BTK2912 Roll back to previous os. On genuine win 8.1 now. Thinking further: Control panel, System reports Windows is activated and lists the OEM product id.
How it works Anyone can go and download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. Oh, Windows 10 prompts you for it, twice in fact. The process allows you to pick the language, edition, and architecture. Even Mac users can do this and install the OS using Bootcamp (more on this later).
You can upgrade to Home there: Windows 10 Home: Upgrade or Purchase - Microsoft Store Or download it there but you'll have to Mount the file instead of clean install: Windows I updated the BIOS on my computer and Win 10 cancelled my upgrade license. No hardware changes, just BIOS update from the motherboard manufacturer (Abit). I've done 3 clean install and one of them swapped drives from a HDD to an SSD. You can enroll in the Windows Insider program.
There are no nag prompts either and yes, you get all system updates (at least for the year). Tracey My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Self built OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Window 10 Pro (dual boot) CPU Intel i5-4690K Motherboard Gigabyte Z97P-D3 Memory All my attempts have failed, i have the computer for quite some time now and use the word but this is quite a... Smooth as ice!
i'm extremely confused. Forum New Posts FAQ Tutorial Index Tutorials Join Us Forum Windows 10 Forums Windows Updates and Activation Windows 10: Product key rejected canuck257 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member If I will buy the new PC or make some changes after June 29,2016. It is a strange new world if you enjoy Windows, but a much more user-friendly one too.
Is there any other way for insiders to receive an activating key? 0 1 year ago Reply Christopher Kendalls You still need Windows 7, 8? Simply open up the Photos app and hit the ellipsis in the upper right-hand corner. I upgraded directly from 7 0 1 year ago Reply Zapella Tiago No, you don't need your key for the upgrade, just skip that, and Windows 10 will activate itself. I did call Microsoft yesterday and they advised me to keep waiting.
However i did change the HDD once but i doubt windows would think its a different computer bc of that. When Apple meet their Achilles heel how will they react, nothing like Microsoft I expect. 0 1 year ago Reply Reece Cleverley anyone know where you can get the dino and Thoughts? 0 1 year ago Reply Patrick Man It looks like installing themes works on the shareware version as well: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/themes 0 1 year ago Reply mmanna2 Just as a word
Microsoft wants Windows 10 on every computer because it is the Store and their services that are important. I still need to do this activation? 0 1 year ago Reply medianemesis Nobody is saying anything about how to upgrade from Windows 8 Single Licence Edition to Windows 10. However when you use the tool to install directly on my work laptop, I was not asked the product key. The question is: what the heck do I do now as it IS a genuine Microsoft copy of Win7.
The next time you do a clean install, just run setup and login using a Microsoft account and you're activation status comes back as earlier. 2 1 year ago Reply CheDragan When I try it just rejects my product key. 0 1 year ago Reply Daniel Rubino I do not think you can downgrade, only upgrade. Luckily, you can go back to the previous OS at any time as long as you have the original disks. Rebuild the Tokens.dat file.
You can also try reinstalling your original version of Windows. I also did not have any Product Key. Use KMSpico to activate windows 10 and enjoy. I therefore recovered what I had just backed up onto the SSD and tried an upgrade.
Also, I'm quite sure that the upgrade offer is per PC and not per person. You have to Upgrade to 10 from 7. 1 1 year ago Reply anon(8793295) Strangely enough, it worked for me (Win 10 using Win 8 key)... Register Help Remember Me? Android Central CrackBerry iMore Windows Central Tesla Central VR Heads MrMobile Modern Dad Keeps getting better Microsoft Edge on the Creators Update: Everything new you need to know Creators Update 101
Just let it run.Hopefully it will be activated (with a digital entitlement).Then when you want to clean install W7, you will be presented with 2 options...enter a W10 product key (which It's a pitty you didn't read that while on the system (that works on pretty much every system I tried, given OEM/retail license limitations in mind) 0 1 year ago Reply Having "reserved" but not received Win 10 and feeling impatient, I ran the download option described in another post and chose upgrade in place. Once its activated you are good, and can clean install or reset her PC if you want a fresh brand new experience. 0 1 year ago Reply MikeyTubs Downloaded Windows 10
I think you can now do a clean installation and type in the new key. 0 1 year ago Reply Martin Guy1 you do not need to put a key in The crack is coming! 0 1 year ago Reply Naren Parker Honestly, this is one Windows version that doesn't need a crack or loader. It removes the watermark (yay!) but you still cannot use Personalize. 0 1 year ago Reply KUSHAL BHARDWAJ DANIEL Can you Share the link for the background wallpaper.. 1 1 year Until then, I am not going to waste a lot of time setting things up (like Visual Studio) only to have to reinstall yet once again.
Or, if a different product key was used for your PC during the repair, that key might be blocked if it was used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software License windows-7 share|improve this question edited Mar 28 '12 at 2:08 asked Mar 28 '12 at 1:46 acidzombie24 3,6042375131 1 How did you get the key in the first place? –David I sincerely hope I can get it to work.