1. wasim sallam's Avatar
    Hi everybody.,

    I upgraded my windows 8.1 laptop to windows 10.
    it was licensed with windows 8.1 pro, so I got windows 10 pro,
    now I want to format the laptop and make a clean installing with windows 10 pro,
    will I still have the license after formatting?
    how can I format without losing the license??

    thanks in advance ;)
    10-04-2015 02:10 AM
  2. harihar akhil's Avatar
    If your laptop did come with windows 8.1 pro installed then your license key may be embedded in to bios with which windows 10 activates itself.

    Second you can try resetting your pc from settings in update section to make it a fresh factory install in your system.My dell didn't ask for any product key after every reset hope it would be the same with you.
    wasim sallam likes this.
    10-04-2015 02:21 AM
  3. wasim sallam's Avatar
    If your laptop did come with windows 8.1 pro installed then your license key may be embedded in to bios with which windows 10 activates itself.

    Second you can try resetting your pc from settings in update section to make it a fresh factory install in your system.My dell didn't ask for any product key after every reset hope it would be the same with you.
    thanks,
    but when I try to refresh the windows I got an error so i wanted to format it.,
    hope the license is there, I have Asus laptop came with windows 8.1 home but I updated the license to windows 8.1 pro before going with windows 10
    10-04-2015 04:31 AM
  4. harihar akhil's Avatar
    Then try resetting your device by selecting restart now in advanced startup located in settings>update &security>recovery.
    wasim sallam likes this.
    10-04-2015 05:31 AM
  5. wasim sallam's Avatar
    Then try resetting your device by selecting restart now in advanced startup located in settings>update &security>recovery.
    I will try this,
    but I will backup my files and docs
    10-04-2015 07:30 AM

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