Windows 10: Can I upgrade my hard drive with my Windows 10 license?

Discus and support Can I upgrade my hard drive with my Windows 10 license? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1 on a 1TB HD. I upgraded to Windows 10 during the free upgrade period.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by JasonSauders, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Can I upgrade my hard drive with my Windows 10 license?


    Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1 on a 1TB HD. I upgraded to Windows 10 during the free upgrade period. Now I'd like to upgrade my computer with a 2TB HD by cloning it to the new drive but I'm not sure if I'm able to with my windows license? If I can, is the best way to use a sata to usb cable and some free software or clone it to an external drive and then back again once I install my new HD. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    :)
     
    JasonSauders, Feb 28, 2020
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  2. krimetal Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade license

    Hello guys,

    I have 1 license of WIndows 8.1 FPP/retail license. I want to upgrade to WIndows 10, but I one thing is unclear to me.
    If I upgrade, will WIndows 10 license be retail or it will "turn" into some sort of OEM license?

    I ask this because I upgrade my PC, you know, more memory, replace HDD, and I intend to upgrade the MB and CPU to Kaby Lake platform sometime in the future, (and of course sell the replaced hardware)
    This thing is not clearly mentioned anywhere.

    Thank you.
     
    krimetal, Feb 28, 2020
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  3. krimetal Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade license

    The interesting question is that: the upgrade takes place before 29 of July. If I upgrade the PC (change the MB), and I transfer the Win 8.1 license to this new PC (cause 8.1 is retail FPP), will I be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free? Or a upgrade license must be bought?
     
    krimetal, Feb 28, 2020
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  4. GFritz_33 Win User

    Can I upgrade my hard drive with my Windows 10 license?

    Replacing windows 10 after hard drive crash

    Hi SarahKong

    Thansks fo the response. I looked at the Wiki that you suggested. The first step of the wiki is as follows:

    "

    1
    Determine whether your Windows 10 license can be transferred. There are some restrictions when it comes to transferring the license:[1]
    • If you upgraded from a retail version of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, you can transfer your license (but only once).
    • If you have a full retail copy of Windows 10, you can transfer as many times you want.
    • If you upgraded from a OEM (pre-installed by your computer’s manufacturer) Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 license, your Windows 10 license cannot be transferred.
    • If you upgraded using the Easy Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro Pack from Windows 10, you can transfer the license using Digital Licensing."
    My windows 10 is the pre installed one that comes on my computer. So my situation does not seem to fit any of cases mentioned above.

    i look forward to any other suggestions you may have.

    Regards
     
    GFritz_33, Feb 28, 2020
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