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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 204946 24-Oct-2016 15:45
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So my wife's Surface Pro 3 was running Windows 10 after getting free upgrade from 8.1. 




But I did a full factory reset on it as was getting bogged down and fastest way to clean it out and start again. But did not even think about operating system and now after reset its back on 8.1. 


Am I now stuffed or can I get it back to Windows 10 without paying for it. 

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  Reply # 1656967 24-Oct-2016 16:00
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Once Win10 has been activated on a machine, it has the licence for the life of the machine.

You can upgrade it again and it will activate no problems.
You can even do a fresh install of a USB stick and it will activate.

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  Reply # 1656977 24-Oct-2016 16:16
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Ok cheers, 


I guess it will just download update itself at some stage automatically. 


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  Reply # 1657057 24-Oct-2016 18:10
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  Reply # 1657496 25-Oct-2016 14:40
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Thanks have done so and all working good.

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