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Since Windows 10 launched last year back in July, it has had it’s fair share of software bugs as it is with most software nowadays, so it is always best to hold of as soon as the software is released in case of any potential bugs. But as Windows 10 has been around for nearly a year now, it seems stable enough to now upgrade to. But now Microsoft is making the process of activating the product key for Windows easier.

Just this week Microsoft released the latest version of the Windows 10 Insider Preview and included with this was a new tool called the Activation Troubleshooter. This is in beta for the time being but it will be included in the Anniversary Update which is due next month. The Activation Troubleshooter should assist some users who do hardware changes to their machines, such as swapping components out which make Windows think that it is brand new machine and then cause issues with activating the operating system again.

Microsoft have said that now Windows 10 utilises the users Microsoft account to authenticate the licence for Windows, helping ease any issues.

Also the free upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users expires at the end of July, so if you’ve been holding off because of software bugs now is the time to upgrade.