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B50-80 - Regarding windows activation when HDD is replaced.

2016-12-05, 9:54 AM

I have B50-80 80EW laptop, purchased with genuie windows 10 subscription. Recently I had a problem with HDD and it will be replaced soon (under warranty).

      So, the question is, will win10 get automatically activated when reinstalled or this new HDD will create problem regarding activation of windows?


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Re: B50-80 - Regarding windows activation when HDD is replaced.

2016-12-05, 14:20 PM

Hi rohitSgonnade , 


Welcome to the Community Forums.


OEM product key that came with your system is tied on the systemboard , so any changes on the harddrive would allow automatic activation of the product key as long as the same Windows 10 version is used to reimage the new harddrive.


Latest Anniversary Update of Windows 10 would also allow Microsoft Account digital activation even if the systemboard itself is replaced. 


Just in case there would be any issue during automatic activation , ensure the connection is stable and allow needed updates to come in . Manual activation can also be done via phone and if there would be any problems , just get the error code and have it reported with technical support or Microsoft as there should not be any problem even after replacement harddrives. 


Hope this help answer your query. 



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