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HP PCs - Windows 10 product activation

All HP computers shipped with Windows 10 activate automatically when connected to the internet. If you install a different version of Windows 10, the system might need to reactivate Windows. There might also be situations when Windows requires reactivation although the product has already been activated.

You might need to reactivate Windows 10 if you upgraded your version of Windows 10, reinstalled Windows 10 from recovery media, installed certain device drivers or software, or uninstalled certain device drivers or software.

You can buy a new Windows Product Key from a store or online if you want to change to a different edition of Windows 10. For example, if you want to switch from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. When the new Product Key is entered, the system reactivates using that new Product Key.