windows 11 upgrade + hardware upgrade


Bree

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does anyone have any info on getting my product key out , i have used jelly bean key finder which i have used in the past for win 7 , but with this digital license activation , does anyone know if this key its giving me is indeed the correct one ( not going to post it here before anyone asks :ROFLMAO:)
If it's YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7 (Home) or VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T (Pro) then it's the a generic key and quite safe to post. Generic keys cannot activate Windows.

If the machine was supplied with Windows 8/8.1/10/11 pre-installed by the OEM then a real key is embedded in the bios firmware. You can read this key with ShowKeyPlus.

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Yeah, I have a generic key for Windows 10 Pro (now upgraded to 11)

For those that have it AIDA64 (both Extreme & Engineer) can also show keys, but AIDA64 is a paid program.
 

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i was just worried that what if it doesnt activate and i need to contact support with it , would rather have the key out before wiping my current disk
 

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If it's YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7 (Home) or VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T (Pro) then it's the a generic key and quite safe to post. Generic keys cannot activate Windows.

If the machine was supplied with Windows 8/8.1/10/11 pre-installed by the OEM then a real key is embedded in the bios firmware. You can read this key with ShowKeyPlus.

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yes that is what im getting , so it is the generic key
 

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Keep in mind you will have to buy new ram as well. Something else. Not that it won't work, but if you use your old HDD, you won't be utilizing one of the best features new mobos offer...an M.2 drive. I'm of the opinion that unless one is going to build some super duper gaming rig, buying all these new components just to run 11 is a big waste of money. If what you have is running well with 10, use it for 4 1/2 more years. I can't understand why anyone would do all this when with a little searching, especially during sales, you can find a fully equipped prebuilt machine with 11 already on it for around $600. An extra bonus, you will have a modern case as well.
to be honest this system is due an upgrade, it was really strugging the other day just to do a teams call and edit some files
 

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to be honest this system is due an upgrade, it was really struggling the other day....
If you are going to upgrade the motherboard and cpu, then first link the digital licence to your Microsoft account. After the hardware upgrade sign in with your MS account and it should transfer the digital licence to the new hardware. If it doesn't then you should be able to do so by running the Activation Troubleshooter. If that too fails, then a call to MS support, explaining that it's still the same machine but with an upgraded motherboard, usually results in them activating it for you.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Were you able to run Belarc Advisor?

Open administrative command prompt and copy and paste:

wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
 

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i was just worried that what if it doesnt activate and i need to contact support with it , would rather have the key out before wiping my current disk

If you're looking for us to give you a 100 percent guarantee nothing will happen, that's not possible, especially since we're not in front of your machine. This is also why I mention backing up before doing anything.

And if the license is already tied to his account, it doesn't need to be first done, and then done again...
its not oem as far as im aware , i did just check and it does say its activated and lined to a MS account , so i should just be able to change the hardware, do a clean install of win 11 and sign in to activate?
Yes, in theory, that should be all that's needed. Just need to make sure the OS isn't OEM.
Navy said, OEM is no longer an issue, so that's even better. Simply place the drive in the new system. log into Windows with Microsoft Account and Windows should activate. If not, and Windows nags you, use the current generic key you have. I've done this countless times as I build a new system every 3 years (MB, CPU, sometimes RAM). This is why I love the Microsoft Account with the digital license tied in.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (22000.778)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, audiophile media center, work.
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro Dev build 22454.1000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
    CPU
    Intel i7-7600U
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16igg
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 620
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Drive (OEM)
    PSU
    laptop
    Case
    laptop
    Cooling
    Laptop cooling
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
    Keyboard
    Laptop
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
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