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Windows 10 Home activated on two machines

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by footman, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. footman


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 3,789

    I have recently built a Win10 machine with new hardware and
    purchased a key from Microsoft.
    I have just built a second machine for a dedicated purpose with components bought on here in Members Market. In this installation I specified that I didn’t have a key. Now that it is complete when I check on activation it says it is already activated in my Microsoft account.
    How can I possibly have 2 machines with Windows 10 seemingly activated when I have only paid for 1?
  2. maddness


    Joined: Dec 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,802

    Location: Intel HQ

    Maybe the previous owner had windows 10 installed, if so then the os is tied to the motherboard, so you're using his... Tell him thanks:p