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Can I reset Windows 10 OEM without having to buy Windows again?

wzheng1
  • 30 months ago

Hi, when I first built my computer, I got Windows 10 OEM for around $10 on eBay. Now, I want to reset Windows. I won't be changing hardware or anything, but I was wondering if I will need to buy windows again if I factory reset. Thanks!

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

With a legit copy of Windows yes you can do a factory reset without having to purchase again, but you almost definitely bought a pirated copy so I can't make any promises. Only purchase Win10 from reputable retailers or directly from Microsoft.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that was not a legit key you brought, it will likely be deactivated at some point in time for you/the key breaking the ToS.

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