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Originally Posted by wilykat View Post

I read something that seems to be an issue with Windows 10 on social note. It seems if you flashed motherboard bios, Windows will detect the change and assume you swapped the motherboard and kill itself. You would then need to reinstall Windows 7/8 and get new valid 10 code to reinstall Windows 10.

Any truth? If so, it may be bad idea because bios update could be important for security issue.

No issues with my system.
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No issues with my system.
Same here, upgraded to Win 10 2 months ago, 2 weeks ago updated my BIOS from P1.60 to P1.70. No issues.
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same here, bios updated a few days ago, windows still activated.

only problem i see if (when) we are gona do a clean instal and than go online, what will then be :?
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same here, bios updated a few days ago, windows still activated.

only problem i see if (when) we are gona do a clean instal and than go online, what will then be :?
As long as you don't change the motherboard,Windows will be active.
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Back in late July/mere ~3000 thousand posts ago I mentioned something about this "WinTel" device I purchased with an invalid key burned into the UEFI firmware.

Does anybody know can I install an insider build with a valid Win 7 key...having never installed/activated win 7 on the device before with the latest build? (more specifically I have a valid retail key, should work on any device)

I assume the answer will be no...still thought it would be worth asking...
 
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The second newest and I would guess newest insider builds(fast ring) should allow you to use such a key. As far as the uefi bios burned in key, I am not sure how that will work.

While the title says Windows 8/8.1 it looks like it will take 7 as well.
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This new compilation was fast! and It fix my start menu search problem ^^
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Windows 10: Microsoft's first MAJOR update
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This was because the new Microsoft operating system would not recognise a product key from a previous version.

The latest update will allow Windows 10 users to register their operating system using their existing genuine Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 product keys.

Windows Vice President Gabe Aul said: "You can enter the product key from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 used to activate the prior Windows version on the same device to activate Windows 10 by going to Settings > Update & security > Activation and selecting Change Product Key."

ha! should have read the fine print in the screen shot. biggrin.gif


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Installed it a few days ago. Had to disable Windows Defender and whatnot. Turned off all the auto update settings I could. Aside from those annoying things... it's much better than 7 in every way. I really like it.

Installed without having upgraded via 7 so I hope that Fall update comes soon so I can use my 7 key.
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