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just ordered parts for a new pc. need help regarding win10

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Just ordered all the parts for my new pc and wondering how I'm going to install Windows 10 on it. I bought windows 8.1 when Windows 10 came out and used that straight away to upgrade to 10. How do I … Read More
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6m, 4d agoPosted 6 months, 4 days ago
Just ordered all the parts for my new pc and wondering how I'm going to install Windows 10 on it. I bought windows 8.1 when Windows 10 came out and used that straight away to upgrade to 10. How do I get it onto my new pc?
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6m, 4d agoPosted 6 months, 4 days ago
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#1
Buy a new key? Unless you have a key that's unlimited pcs
#2
Windows 10 can be downloaded off another computer on the Microsoft website for free.

Buy a licence for £12 here -
https://www.scdkey.uk/microsoft-windows-10-pro-oem-cd-key-global_1227-20.html?currency=GBP&gclid=CjwKEAiA4dPCBRCM4dqhlv2R1R8SJABom9pHtFjWBrp3OX7QdIcA-s2cu7ZTH-YYWwDiVowQSNy52hoCpTnw_wcB&&site=uk

Job done just enter serial number and register
#3
Assuming it's a full retail copy of windows you bought then it's not limited to just one PC (just one PC at a time). It's your OS to install on any PC you own. So just download a fresh copy of Windows 10 here https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
and install it on your new PC as your windows 8.1 license key will have been upgraded to a windows 10 license key.

If however you bought a cheap OEM key of ebay etc..then that key is tied to your old PC and you should buy a new copy. (although sometimes you can get away with installing on a 2nd PC)
#4
buy an oem key for about a tenner on ebay or something, or even a win7 key and upgrade legit
#5
mcon
buy an oem key for about a tenner on ebay or something, or even a win7 key and upgrade legit

I think the free Windows 7/8.1 upgrade offer has now finished.
#6
AStonedRaichu
Windows 10 can be downloaded off another computer on the Microsoft website for free.

Buy a licence for £12 here -
https://www.scdkey.uk/microsoft-windows-10-pro-oem-cd-key-global_1227-20.html?currency=GBP&gclid=CjwKEAiA4dPCBRCM4dqhlv2R1R8SJABom9pHtFjWBrp3OX7QdIcA-s2cu7ZTH-YYWwDiVowQSNy52hoCpTnw_wcB&&site=uk

Job done just enter serial number and register


If the best that you can do is to offer bad advice and conclude with 'job done' everytime, you might as well not bother.
#7
You will find it is much harder then the posts indicate. At least my experience was, I had a faulty motherboard which needed replacing which also meant a new processor and decided to upgrade to a SSD at the same time. Installed my retail copy of 7 and tried to upgrade to 10 (I had previously upgraded free from 7 to 10 before the fault). There was no way I could get this to auto register the licence. Used chat and e-mail to microsoft and they were insistent that it would need a new licence key at my cost.

This went on for 8 or so exchanges of email and chats and they would not budge even though it was previously upgraded from a retail copy of 7. In the end went on line and raised a support ticket and as they knew I had problems, someone from their second line support got involved. Entailed me letting them have online access to my PC and after 40 mins of tinkering they finally managed to sort it.

The people you need to get hold of at MS are part of their answer desk team. They got back to me after I used the below link.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/


Edited By: Argoj on Dec 18, 2016 00:11
#8
Had a similar experience when both my motherboard and SSD failed inside a week of each other. They gained access to my PC but still couldn't sort it. Think I got annoyed in the end and used an activator.

Edited By: tommy6000009 on Dec 20, 2016 20:20: fixed error

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