On the 11th of April, Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Creators Update, after which the Windows version will be completely updated. In fact, this update is similar to installing a new operating system, because it will change configurations and encryption keys.
The MetaTrader platform binds all data to an operating system and hardware in order to protect user information. This binding means that even if the terminal files are stolen, thieves will not be able to connect to the server using previously saved accounts.
Unfortunately, after the operating system change caused by the installation of the Windows 10 Creators Update, all passwords of trading accounts stored on the computer will become invalid. We highly recommend that you prepare for the new Windows release and save your passwords in a safe place, in order to be able to access the platform after the Windows update.
Save your MetaTrader account passwords in a safe place before updating the operating system.
Due to the change of encryption keys, one activation of applications purchased from the MetaTrader Market will be lost, because all products are bound to the operating system.
MetaQuotes company will automatically add one activation for each purchased product, regardless of the operating system, similar to the activations that we added after the Windows 10 update from version 1511 to 1607. Traders can also re-download demo versions of products from the Market. It means that Market users will not lose product activations after the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update.
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