The one I dismantled was on Insider Preview so maybe that did not count. Do not post any offensive material Do not post personal information (address, email, phone number, etc.) Please remain respectful to users at all times. The OEM LICENSE LIVES AND DIES WITH A SINGLE COMPUTER and can never legally be installed onto a different computer. Microsoft has never actually wanted to explain exactly how the hardware-based Windows activation process works. his comment is here
This will work with a retail or OEM copy as long as it is genuine. Thanks! After it was activated I followed the directions to do a clean install on the same machine by burning an ISO disk and letting the install clean the drive. I wasn't sure as it was a sort of pre-built from quite awhile ago and i upgraded to win 10 from win 7.
Thanks> And the point I was making is..it's not 'quite' that easy. Login or register to post comments Bulldog on Jun 23, 2015 "Do I need to use a Microsoft Account to upgrade my Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1) or Windows 8 There is an algorithm and while single items (except the motherboard) usually do not trigger re-activation a combination of items could. The free upgrade is not a full licence it is only good for the lifetime of the device.
Browse other questions tagged windows or ask your own question. As I said, you cannot transfer an OEM license to a different computer. Reply Steve Krause February 4, 2016 at 9:20 am # Negative… OEM Licenses are Tattooed onto the machine. Transfer Windows 10 License To New Computer Reply Jason October 3, 2016 at 5:29 am # Can the Windows 10 license from a machine that died be transferred to a brand new clean build?
Be sure you have backups of your important files before continuing. Thanks> USAFRetJul 12, 2015, 6:28 PM dsr07mm said: * that what you said. There were no activation issues. Thank you.
This post convinced me to try using the support app, and sure enough, the tech confirmed my previous windows 8 product key was valid and with the information in my Microsoft Windows 10 License Key I ask MS about this and they told me to continue doing updates and at some point it will activate the program again. Login or register to post comments WinObs Follow on Jun 23, 2015 On the first scenario you are correct - that would require a roll back to the originally licensed OS Microsoft will confirm that the PC with that specific hardware configuration is allowed to use Windows 10, and it'll automatically be activated.
August 25, 2015 Opila Here in this thread from a Windows related forum you can read the complain/request a person sent to Microsoft by email regarding Windows 10 free upgrade licence So I have to install Windows 7, Windows 8, then upgrade to Windows 10 before wiping and clean-install Windows 10." Yeah, that would be nice. Activate Windows 10 With Windows 7 Key It's quite annoying but then I rarely reboot that laptop and I can eventually recover the screen, but it's a pain every time. How Many Computers Can I Install Windows 10 On With One Key My old PC had a Win 8 Pro 32-bit O/S installed from a CD that I purchased directly from Microsoft (that purchase was for 2 CDs; one 32-bit and one 64-bit,
One the second one - as along as you never wiped and clean installed Windows 10 on any build and just continued to update over the same install you would have http://gagc.net/windows-10/upgrade-to-windows-10.php My friend built a new computer and he has no Windows license. One, how do I do such a transfer, and two, how can I change that Win 10 Pro O/S from 32-bit to 64-bit? Else you should contact Microsoft Support and explain your situation. How To Transfer Windows 10 To Another Hard Drive
To clean-install Windows 10 on a machine activated in this way, you have to continually skip all the product key prompts while installing it. But I'm an apathetic superhero so wasn't going to say anything permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]d360jr 9 points10 points11 points 1 year ago(0 children)It breaks the license, but using the key will work. I not tested it yet, but I read on some articles that if you need to make a clean install on the same computer, the product key should be omitted.August weblink So did Dell screw-up by giving the same key # to all its computers, instead of individual keys to each machine it manufactured?
I don't mind wiping the old laptop. Windows 10 New Motherboard Remove the License then Transfer to Another Computer To move a full Windows 10 license, or the free upgrade from a retail version of Windows 7 or 8.1, the license can I reused the same key a bunch more times and it was magically a good key again till the last laptop I dropped it in.
However you can dual boot but that is quite a complicated process. You can read it when installs Windows 10, in your system drive and here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm. (...)4. Thank you so much for the help Andre! Windows 10 Retail All suggestions will be more than welcome. .
You can only run one os on the pc unless you have it on a separate HDD. up vote 13 down vote favorite 3 I own a legitimate retail version of Windows7 serial key. Published 08/4/16 DID YOU KNOW?The first black person in space was Cuban-born Soviet cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez-in addition, he was also the first Cuban in space as well as the first person check over here Everything was very seamless though which is great.
You'd follow the same procedure if you wanted to "move your license" as you would follow to "change your motherboard"...contact Microsoft to get your license details straightened out. That version is owned by the purchaser to the extent that it can be legally installed on a computer then removed from that computer and installed on a different computer. I'm at the step where I'm trying to input the activation key but when I type "slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx- xxxxx- xxxxx- xxxxx- xxxxx" I get a message saying "The Software Licensing That key will be associated with a "digital license" on Microsoft's servers, allowing you to continue reinstalling Windows 10 even if Microsoft disables this method of acquiring Windows 10.
I asked what happens after the year is up and he said that you need to go buy a retail copy at full price. The installed version of Windows 10, Home or Pro, will be the same as the version they upgraded to.When installing Windows 10, users will be able to skip the requirement to Login or register to post comments eSheep on Jun 24, 2015 Thank you very much for clarifying! :) Login or register to post comments scoob101 on Jun 23, 2015 How will Caught their MAC addresses My advisor said that I should be more modest, and we should meet more often.