Motherboard BIOS Firmware update can trigger Windows 10 Inactive

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  1. stereoman

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    I updated my bios a few weeks ago and Windows 10 is still activated no issues, I'm wondering if this might be tied to uefi, I disabled uefi in my bios maybe thats why it made no difference to my Windows install after updating my bios who knows, this is not good tho, reminds me of Ubisoft, I have a copy of anno2070 that can no longer be installed because my computer has a different Graphics card now it registers it as a new computer, absolute joke :wanker:
     
  2. Corrupt^

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    I've had my Win 10 unactivate on my previous system when I was pushing my CPU for a stronger OC...

    After a few clock increases my Windows was no longer activated.
     
  3. siriq

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    I keep changing my max OC on CPU week by week. I should have experience this way back.
     
  4. RzrTrek

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    May I ask what will be replacing your current CPU and RAM?
     

  5. siriq

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    I will put the FX CPU in and i had to remove 8 gigs of ram before(when i had win 8.1, because of my current CPU cooler, it is big). I will simply put it back . Also i will update the MOBO bios for the "latest" beta.
    Just for experiment , i try to install and run win 10 from usb 3.0 flash drive. Kinda fast, read 290 write 80+.

    P.s.: also lot of work has to be done on my rig so it may take some extra time(cable, painting etc.).
     
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  6. Corrupt^

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    It happened after a crash when I had to set things back to a previous value. Though the Gigabyte mobo I had back then would temporarily set the multipliers back to stock if this happened.

    I left the PC unattended at that time and it booted at 3.4 Ghz instead of anything beyond 4.5 Ghz.
     
  7. sykozis

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    Nope. Windows10 Home on 1 and Windows10 Pro on 2...
     
  8. TheSarge

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    It's exactly this kind of screw-up that keeps me away from any new OS for at least one year after RTM if possible. So until Windows 10 is mature I won't be touching it with a ten-foot pole. Besides, I'm waiting for Kaby Lake before I upgrade again. Windows 10 should be mature by then.
     
  9. KissSh0t

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    I like how Microsoft make it easy for the consumer.

    That is sarcasm.
     
  10. Bladeforce

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    /rant Why do people stick with this cluster****? It's like a vicious circle every few years....whine whine whine yet you do nothing to change it. pathetic /rantoff
     

  11. Oh how i wish that Linux have better support (for games and regular users who don't have time/will to bother too much with OS), whoever didn't try it, give ti a chance/time once you try it, you will not regret it, the amount of power/control you have over OS is unparallel, and no activation nonsense.

    And no, i am not some guy who think it's over others for the OS he uses, I consider myself an idiot for not giving it a chance way earlier, and losing my nerves with Windows.

    That said, i still have Windows partition for games i play from time to time. So for gamers who wouldn't like to bother with OS, i wouldn't recommend complete transition to Linux, Windows is simply way ahead in terms of supported games etc.
     
  12. Alexraptor

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    Ran into this problem myself when I was building my mother a new computer, was not fun having to re-install everything again... >.<
     
  13. dsbig

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    I guess there are advantages of having an older board that doesn't get bios updates anymore.....
     
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    All in good time, Linux is still growing (~1%) give it another ten years.
     
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    Actually, it's quite the opposite...
     

  16. antonyfrn

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    Been a non issue for me upgraded my bios a number of times.
     
  17. dsbig

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    I think the activation issues happens when ether..


    1. bios was legacy bios and updated to uefi bios, which causes windows to redetect everything.

    2. bios was only partial uefi. meaning it had hybrid uefi boot loader. and bios updated converted it over to full uefi causing windows to redetect everything.


    anybody bios updates that changes the uefi system and the way it communicates with windows can cause activation issues.
     
  18. DiceAir

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    I've upgraded my motherboard bios this weekend and my windows still working just fine. Still activated. I have DSP copy of windows.

    Upgraded my motherboard from 1.B to 1.C and my windows is still activated.
     
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    You know what? Ubuntu 15.10 is gonna release today. I'm gonna take it for a spin, if it turns out good, I'll probably dualboot and spend 99% of my time with it.

    PS. I've updated bios 2 times, no issues till now.
    The reason I hate 10 is it's still too slow.
    When I tried Ubuntu, it worked way faster.
    I also get more FPS in Minecraft in Ubuntu than Windows. Since MC is one of the few games that run natively on Linux w/Java, it's a fair comparison using NVIDIA Binary Drivers.
     
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    If it's gonna look like this, I might give it a shot too

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