First of all, I will ask you to decline. This story is about the Windows 10 of “free upgrade”.
In other words, please know that it is a completely different thing to the WINDOWS 10 license key and the package (retail version) that I paid and purchased.
List of Topics
- 1 Preparatory work for Windows 10 clean installation
- 2 Windows 10 Activation
- 3. Clean install with respect to three patterns
- 3.1 If you want to install Windows 10 on a PC that you have never upgraded
- 3.2 I used to upgrade once, but I want to reinstall the Windows 10 without changing the PC parts.
- 3.3 Once you have upgraded and used it, but want to change the PC parts and reinstall the Windows 10
- 4 Why can’t I change the four parts for certification?
- 5 What to do next if you are unable to activate
- 6 Summary of Product keys for clean installation of Windows 10
- 7 Solving Windows 10 troubles that you want to read together
Preparatory work for Windows 10 clean installation
In this article, I will focus only on the “Product Key” (32 bit or 64 bit) for a clean installation. In fact, there is a separate article about “How to work” When you install a clean, so you can talk in detail.
* If you want to install a clean installation, you need ISO media for WINDOWS10 installation.
First, use the Media creation tool on this official page to create the media for installation in DVD or USB memory.
How to activate Windows 10?
A new method of authentication in the free update to Windows 10 is introduced. At the time of upgrade, not only the original OS authentication check, but also the hardware information is registered to the Microsoft side.
In other words, the license for WINDOWS10, which is a free upgrade, is the only thing on the PC itself. It is not possible to transfer licenses to other computers. **Important here.**
About the three patterns to clean install of Win 10
The clean installation is not via the original Windows 7/8.1, but there are three patterns that Windows 10 to install the final purpose.
- ① you want to install WINDOWS10 on a PC that you have never upgraded.
- ② once you have upgraded and used, but want to reinstall the Windows 10 without changing the PC parts.
- ③ once you have upgraded and used, but want to change the PC parts, reinstall the Windows 10.
These three patterns change the way you think. In each case, we will explain in order that the product key handling and authentication will change when WINDOWS10 is installed.
If you want to install WINDOWS10 on a computer that you have never upgraded
This is the easiest thing to do. If you are installing from the media listed above and are prompted to enter the key in the process, enter the original Windows7/8.1 product key.
This is, of course, a pattern that could only be made until July 29, when the free upgrade was possible. Be careful since it is necessary to buy a Windows 10 Key and enter the WINDOWS10 key!
Once you have upgraded and used, but want to reinstall the WINDOWS10 without changing the PC parts
The start is the same for any pattern. Please proceed with the installation from the media. The difference is that when you are asked to enter a key, you do not need to enter a product key in this pattern.
Select the Skip button on the Product Key entry page. The computer will automatically be activated later.
I used to upgrade once, but want to change the parts of the PC, reinstall the WINDOWS10
It might be a little troublesome situation. First of all, please complete the installation in the same way as “it did not change the part of the PC” after it upgraded and used it.
After you have finished, please make sure you are activated.
① Click the Start menu in the lower left > settings.
② Click Update and Security.
③ click “Activate”.
④ There is a comment that is activated, OK.
However, if you receive an error as below, note the error code.
After this, I have to call the Microsoft Activation Office, but I can’t tell if I don’t know the reason. Before we move on to the next move, I’ll briefly explain why it turned out.
Why can’t I change the parts for certification?
We talked a little bit about the “WINDOWS10 Activation” section. The authentication of this WINDOWS10, the hardware information is also registered at the time of authentication.
In other words, by changing the parts, “installed on another computer” and the mechanism of automatic activation is mistaken. The trouble is not in all the parts, what parts will change? Microsoft is not open to the public.
The thing with the motherboard or hard disk exchange will almost definitely emerge. There are also cases that appeared in addition of memory.
First, please understand why the authentication error occurred.
What to do next if you are unable to activate Windows 10
Windows 10 Product Key Purchase Online, or Call the Microsoft Activation Office.
There is a telephone number below the middle of this page. Because it is 24×7, it is consultation first of all. At that time, the important note is the error code.
It seems that there is no revocation of the license because of the basic and parts exchange, but the answer may change depending on the quality of Microsoft’s contact person.
A summary of the product key for Win10 clean installation
This time we talked about three patterns. I think you can understand that there are three third persons, and the behavior of the product key is also different.
In addition, in the last part exchange, there is a story that a large update of the schedule in summer changes the authentication greatly.
However, it is unclear at this time whether this will apply to the WINDOWS10 that was implemented in the free upgrade.