Microsoft Redefines it’s activation rules

windows-10-activated-100592547-large.idgeWindows 10 activation has just changed in a major way. Clean installs are going to be much easier from now on.
The big change is that Windows 10 activation status for a device is stored online. After you successfully activate Windows 10 for the first time that device will automatically activate in the future without re-entering the product key. That’s a huge change from previous versions of windows and will save you the headache of backing up your license. In the latest Windows 10 build you can also newly activate a machine with windows 10 if it previously had a legitimate windows 7 or 8 key installed. That means there’s no need to clean-install 7 or 8 first and upgrade to 10 after. Instead, you can just backup the personal files, run the 10 installer and re-enter the original windows 7 key to activate post-install. Something seems fishy here: Microsoft is not only giving Windows 10 away for free, but now they’re making it easier to activate?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s