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Best Answer phillpower2 , 05 December 2018 - 07:32 AM

Once Windows has been correctly upgraded/activated the new product key and MB details will be stored on the Microsoft database, as long as the MB is not changed you will not need to enter the Windo... Go to the full post »


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Hey everyone,

 

Just wondering, I have been thinking about upgrading to pro, and if I get a license, does that mean that every time I need to reinstall windows 10 pro, does that mean that I use the key that I get with it?  Or do its get put into where the current key is?


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Once Windows has been correctly upgraded/activated the new product key and MB details will be stored on the Microsoft database, as long as the MB is not changed you will not need to enter the Windows 10 Pro product key again should you need to do a clean install.

 

In addition to the above, Windows 10 Pro - OEM version will be tied to this MB after installation and under normal circumstances the product key cannot be used with any other MB, a new MB would require the purchase of a new product key but at Microsoft's discretion you may be allowed to reuse the same product key should the original MB fail. The full retail version of Windows 10 Pro does not have this MB upgrade restriction but unless you have paid for multiple licence use the product key can only be used with one MB at a time. 


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Ok sweet thank you heaps for that.  Now a bit of change of subject.

 

The next question is:  Every time that i install either 3D mark and or PCMark it makes my monitor misbehave, like power on and off and on and off, but yet my monitor is working perfectly when it is not installed and I use something else like Nova Bench.

 

Why is this?  All the graphics card drivers are up to date, and my monitor drivers are too.


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You are welcome  :)

 

Your additional question is going off topic, please start a new thread on the Tech related forum here and one of us will help you there.


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It's ok I realized that I have a faulty monitor, I am waiting on the provider to get back to me with getting a new monitor.


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