How do you register a new Microsoft product?


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To register new Microsoft products and accessories, log in to your Windows Live ID account or create an account if you do not have one, and locate your serial number on the product. You can also register a Microsoft operating system, such as Windows 10, if you upgrade from a previous copy. The exact registration process depends on the product you want to register and the time of registration.

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Continue the registration process by selecting the product from the drop-down box and providing the serial number during the registration process. By registering your hardware product or accessory, you can create a service request for your hardware. Registering the product also allows you to check on your service request, access chat or phone support, and check on the progress of your service request.

As of 2015, registration of Windows 10 is for life when you automatically activate the program through Digital Entitlement-approved copies of Windows. This product key-free Windows 10 activation is applicable if you bought Windows 10 from a Windows store. If you got Windows 10 from the Windows Insider program or have a Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 system, you qualify for the automatic activation and lifetime registration as well.

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