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# 198650 17-Jul-2016 18:06
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I have a lenovo T430 with win 10 pro installed and activated using the built in 8.1 pro key in the bios. If I install linux and blow away the windows install, will I still be able to activate again if I install windows 10 after the 29th?

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  # 1594096 17-Jul-2016 18:08
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You have to update to Windows 10 before the 29th to get the entitlement. If you reinstall on the same hardware after that you will have the automatic activation.

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  # 1594098 17-Jul-2016 18:17
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cool, that sounds like I should be fine then. Thanks Freitasm.

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  # 1602452 1-Aug-2016 19:27
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Download the Win 10 Anniversary update (due to start rolling out Aug 2nd).


In this, under settings > activation, you can link your Win 10 "digital entitlement/licence" to your/a specific MS account and link this to your PC. If you need to upgrade hardware / reinstall, you don't need to reactivate over the phone anymore, just sign your new PC/installation up to your MS account and the digital entitlement/licence attached to it.


Makes things like upgrading hardware *much* more sensible and straight forward.





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