you might still have to have done the upgrade from win8.1 to win10, once you have done it once the activation server will remember your key for you. But it really depends on what if tattooed in our bios.
Microsoft quietly rewrites its activation rules for Windows 10 | ZDNet
run the windows 10 setup from within windows 8.1 (don't boot from installation media) and the installer will verify you're authentic and the activation server will issue you a new windows 10 key; from windows 10 setup, under...
wow, wow, wow... you don't BOOT FROM WINDOWS 10 INSTALLATION MEDIA! FROM WINDOWS 7 OR 8/8.1 RUN THE WINDOWS INSTALLATION FILE ON THE WINDOWS INSTALLATION MEDIA.....
please go back and read post 12 "from win 8.1 start the installation procedure that is on the usb key"
you can do a clean installation when installing win10 the first time. Create a usb key of windows from microsoft, from win 8.1 start the installation procedure that is on the usb key, don't enter a key, and pick clean installation.
I installed WMC and am connecting to a Sillicondust HD homerun prime network tuner, WMC complains that the video playback device does not support playback of protected content.
Everything is up to date, I5 256GB SP3.
anyone else run into the same problem