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Answer: After I purchased the new PC, I upgraded my MSDN subscription to Windows 10. I forgot to get a key for the new activation. My old PC was running Windows 8.1. I bought the new PC with Windows 10 on it, so I used a Windows 8.1 key to activate the Windows 10. It activated without any problems, but my MSDN subscription was not activated. I called MSDN and they had no clue why I was not activated.
I am using Windows 10 on my laptop and I recently removed the hard drive from it. I then tried to put it into another PC and it wouldn't work as there was no DVD drive. Now I am trying to put it into the laptop again, but Windows won't install saying it needs to be activated. After doing research online, it said that it was activated on the laptop, but I can't activate it on the new PC since it's missing the DVD drive. I know it's a long shot, but is there any way to activate it again since it's been already activated?
Question: I have a Windows 8.1 license that I got in a bundle with a new computer. Now I want to upgrade this computer to Windows 10. I have the new product key. It says Windows 10 is not activated, but I have a license for Windows 8.1. It says its activated, but I don't see any options to re-activate it.
The amount of Windows 10 licenses that Microsoft offers to OEMs can be thought of as the volume discount they are willing to receive. The OEM can also bundle Windows 10 with another product. They can sell the Windows 10 version to consumers as a retail product, or they can bundle it with a PC or other product, such as a tablet or phone.