06-14-2017 04:47 PM
The Laptop I am going to buy from Bestbuy doesn't have an windows 10 activation code sticker on its back, I want to swap the HDD in the laptop with an SSD...So i am going to need the code for activating the newly installed windows 10....How do i obtain this code ? will bestbuy provide it or get it for me ? or Do I have to contact the manufacturer ?
06-15-2017 09:38 AM
Has long as you have already installed windows and activated it with the original HD, you can just put in the new drive and install windows 10 on it. during install just skip the key information as it will already be tied to your mother board.
once windows is installed it will automatically activate windows
hope that helps
06-15-2017 10:11 AM
Windows is activated by a device ID that is generated and saved to Microsoft when you first activate, as long as you are only changing the harddrive it will automatically re activate once you load up windows, just skip entering the key as @AgentK mentioned