Any Win 10 activation issues when cloning and restoring?

Hi all,

In the past I’ve had difficulty with Windows activation seeing my bootcamp installation when booted directly as being the same system when accessing it as a Parallels VM because of the hardware differences. I don’t recall how that got straightened but I don’t recall seeing any message about a non-genuine installation in a long time.

So, if I am going to restore bootcamp from a Winclone image onto a new internal SSD, should I expect more of the same? Is it recommended to uninstall the Windows 10 product key before imaging/restoring and then install that product key and reactivate after restoring?



You may have to re-activate, but I have not heard about deactivating helping. I don’t think it would hurt.