Windows 10: A question about licenses

Discus and support A question about licenses in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Well I do often format my pc when needed ( long time no clean for example ) or when i change a core Pc component like motherboard or CPU. This time i... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/clusterconpuntillo, Nov 21, 2022.

  1. A question about licenses


    Well I do often format my pc when needed ( long time no clean for example ) or when i change a core Pc component like motherboard or CPU.

    This time i haven't formatted my pc but changed motherboard and cpu and seems that suddenly that i do not own a windows license because of the change.

    I have a liscense attached to my Microsoft account and have used it many times in different PCs and have no problem at all.

    Any idea?

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    /u/clusterconpuntillo, Nov 21, 2022
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  2. Conor1974 Win User

    License Transfer question


    So I found this on the MS website.

    Add Windows 8.1 Pro Pack or Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack to your edition of Windows 8.1

    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)
    • Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings.
    • Tap or click Add features to Windows 8.1 and then do one of the following:
      • If you need to purchase a product key, tap or click I want to buy a product key online.
        Follow the steps to purchase and enter a product key.
      • If you already have a product key, tap or click I already have a product key.
    • Enter your product key and click Next.
    • Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.


      Would this be the way to do it? And would it matter that this would be the US version and not UK?

      Thanks
      Conor
     
    Conor1974, Nov 21, 2022
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  3. jh8z79u5 Win User
    Volume Licensing / Divestment question

    Hello,

    We are currently going through an asset sale and have a question regarding transitioning when the third-party takes ownership.

    The following are charactistics of our environment:

    • We are a Microsoft volume licensing enterprise enviroment
    • Deploy the volume license distribution of Microsoft desktop OS's and servers's OS
    • Have centralized KMS Server and implement volume MAC keys (for special purposes)
    What we know the third-party company is:

    • Are a lot smaller company
    • They do not have an Enterprise Agreement, no any volume licensing
    • No KMS/MAC licenses
    • They deploy OEM/Product licenses within their enviornment, they enter product keys per device deployment is my understanding
    So we need to eventually remove these computers off our domain, and eventually off our network.

    some of my concerns are:

    • Would they need to reimage their Servers/Desktops to a FPP (Full Packaged Product) or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) distribution copy of the operating system?
    • The goal is to keep some Servers/Desktops operational, but once removed from our Domain and network the KMS count down begins (I believe 180 days)
    • Can a volume license install of an OS be converted/or have the ability to accept FPP/OEM product keys?

    Thanks, any advice is appreciated.
     
    jh8z79u5, Nov 21, 2022
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  4. A question about licenses

    Questions on Windows 10 licensing for a Hyper-V VM

    I have a Windows 10 Pro machine which supports virtualization.

    I want to create a hyper-V VM running Windows 10 as the guest host. I have some questions on licensing and any activation issues that might occur
    1. I expect I'll need to buy a 2nd Win 10 license
      • Does it need to be a retail license?
      • Or can I a buy an OEM license? (I’ll always use the 2nd license for a virtual machine on the same PC but never run more then one VM at a time)
    2. If i wanted to create multiple VMs (gen-1 and gen-2) could I use that 2nd license each time? Again, assuming i'll never actually having more then one VM running at a time.
    3. And just curious: Does anyone know if MS simply recognizes 2 licenses both for the same PC? If I did a fresh reinstall in the future, would it make any difference which license i lthen used for the PC and which for the VM?
     
    ComputerGeek, Nov 21, 2022
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