Windows 10: Activated Win10 on defective laptop, how to transfer key to new laptop

Discus and support Activated Win10 on defective laptop, how to transfer key to new laptop in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I bought a laptop for a client, wiped and formatted the hard drive that had Windows 8.1 Home. Installed Windows 10 Pro. And activated it with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Georgeilots, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Activated Win10 on defective laptop, how to transfer key to new laptop


    Hello,
    I bought a laptop for a client, wiped and formatted the hard drive that had Windows 8.1 Home.
    Installed Windows 10 Pro. And activated it with a purchased key.
    When I started working on it, there were a lot of issues, and a defective touch pad.
    So I am about to take the laptop back and trade it in for a new one from a different manufacture.
    How do I transfer the key from that laptop to the new one?
    Would Advanced Token Manager, Advanced Tokens Manager - Josh Cell Softwares
    do the job even though it doesn't say Windows 10 supported?
    I also found this, http://www.thewindowsclub.com/deacti...ws-product-key
    Would that work on Windows 10? I see the screenshots, however they look like they are Windows 7.

    :)
     
    Georgeilots, Oct 24, 2015
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    I received a new replacement laptop from manufacturer, i deactivate windows 10 pro upgrade on the defective laptop.

    How to i activate my windows 10 pro upgrade to the new replacement laptop?
     
    vicenterivera, Oct 24, 2015
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  3. Vehemos Win User
    Transferring Win10 License from Retail to OEM

    So I just bought a new ASUS Laptop (64bit) with FreeDOS in it. I have a pirated copy of win7 ultimate 64bit (With OEM license) lying around so I installed it just to see how it goes. I know that pirated copies are eligible for 30 Day trial win10 upgrade.
    I have another HP 32 bit laptop with win10 Pro already installed and activated and it had a retail version of win7. I no longer need the HP laptop so I wanted to transfer its Win10 License to my ASUS laptop which will have the trial version. I read somewhere
    that OEM licensed laptops will invalidate my win10 license, Can transferring the retail version of win10 from HP to OEM ASUS work fine?

    ~Thank You
     
    Vehemos, Oct 24, 2015
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Activated Win10 on defective laptop, how to transfer key to new laptop

    First question - why did you purchase a product key when it would upgrade for free from Windows 8.1?

    Second question - what type of product key did you purchase? Was it OEM or Retail. An OEM product key cannot be transferred to a new computer; once it is used on any computer, it stays with that computer.

    So, if you purchased a retail product key - then on the old laptop from an elevated command prompt ("run as administrator" command prompt) you will type SLMGR /UPK

    The UPK stands for uninstall product key. That removes your retail product key from that laptop.

    Then, again, on the new laptop which will probably come with Windows 8 installed not sure why you wouldn't want to just do the free upgrade - but if you really want to enter your product key then just enter it when it asks for it during install. If you want to enter it later then from an elevated command prompt type SLMGR /IPK XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (with the product key you want installed, obviously). Then SLMGR /ATO will attempt online activation.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 24, 2015
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  5. I purchased a Retail key. So that should work, thank you for explaining that to me! I will do that right now!
    The reason is because it was Windows 8.1 Home Edition. I did not know you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro edition from a home edition? Can you do that?
     
    Georgeilots, Oct 24, 2015
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    Yes. All you have to do is go to settings -> update & security -> activation -> change product key and enter the Windows 10 PRO key there and it will initiate an upgrade to Pro version. So, on the first laptop, I would have upgraded the Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 10 Home - got the free Home activation that way, then entered the Windows 10 Pro key to upgrade it to Pro version. The first Home activation from the upgrade would remain stored on MS Activation Servers and be able to activate Windows 10 Home on that computer later. Now, when you run SLMGR /UPK on the old laptop, it should be left with an unactivated Windows 10 Pro version installed.

    My current laptop has both Home and Pro activations stored on Microsoft servers and I can install/activate either one with just the generic Product Keys resulting from the 8.1 to 10 upgrade.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 24, 2015
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  7. Wow, that's really informative, thank you so much all this information.
     
    Georgeilots, Oct 24, 2015
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  8. Activated Win10 on defective laptop, how to transfer key to new laptop

    Is it known if this procedure would work on the Insider Preview(s)? I am presently running "Windows 10 Home Insider Preview Evaluation Copy 10576" and would like to upgrade to the Pro version. Perhaps worth noting is the fact that I was eligible for the Windows 10 upgrade on my HP Envy laptop running 8.1 (unbeknownst to me the 8.1 Home version). When I upgraded/installed the Windows 10 (Home version) I set it up to receive the Insider Previews as I have (3) other machines running the Pro Insider Previews. Now that I have received the subsequent Insider Preview upgrades it appears from some other users that an upgrade may no longer be possible.

    I have considered going back to the original 8.1 OS on the recovery drive, upgrading that to 8.1 pro and then upgrading to Windows 10 but I am concerned as to what I may lose during those OS shuffles. If is is as simple as just uninstalling and reinstalling a product key I would be more than happy to purchase the applicable Windows 10 Pro key and utilize this procedure. It would be my want to have the security functions/encryption and remote capabilities I had on 8.1 but lost in the Windows 10 Home upgrade.

    Your thoughts and/or suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
    shelbymustang, Oct 31, 2015
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  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    Yes, it will work on the insider previews as well.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 5, 2018
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