Windows 10: Can i Use the W10 licence that comes pre-installed on a PC elsewhere

Discus and support Can i Use the W10 licence that comes pre-installed on a PC elsewhere in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; i was look at buying a laptop but all of them come pre-installed with activated windows and i was wondering if it is possible to move that licence to a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MasterAndreas, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Can i Use the W10 licence that comes pre-installed on a PC elsewhere


    i was look at buying a laptop but all of them come pre-installed with activated windows and i was wondering if it is possible to move that licence to a different computer or even sell it
    since i do not need the windows licence

    :)
     
    MasterAndreas, Jun 19, 2017
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  2. Can I use the product key of a pre-installed WIN 10 and format my laptop?

    Hi Tom,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I will definitely assist you.



    Based on your description, please be inform that since Windows 10 came preinstalled with the computer you don’t need Windows key to activate the Windows. Windows key is already pre-injected on the system’s motherboard. The key you see under PC properties
    it is product ID.



    Download Windows 10 ISO from the below link and create media

    Download Windows 10



    If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Jun 19, 2017
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  3. Can I use the product key of a pre-installed WIN 10 and format my laptop?

    Hi,

    I just bought a new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro laptop and it came with a pre-installed Win 10 Home in it.

    I don't like all the Lenovo apps so recovery won't help me.

    I want to format the laptop and install a clean WIN 10.

    Can I use the product key I see under This PC properties?
     
    TomGrossman, Jun 19, 2017
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  4. Berton Win User

    Can i Use the W10 licence that comes pre-installed on a PC elsewhere

    Advised to delete so did it. Was only relating my experience just last week when Microsoft advised it violated the license agreement.
     
    Berton, Jun 19, 2017
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  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    NavyLCDR, Jun 19, 2017
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  6. Possible to move it, yes. But the factory install will be OEM, which as far as I know, is not transferable according to the EULA. The OEM key will also be forever embedded in the BIOS. Selling that key is not allowed.
     
    alphanumeric, Jun 24, 2017
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  7. Barman58 Win User
    Have a look at small business suppliers or other specialist hardware sellers - These will often treat the operating System as an option, just like the amount of ram, Etc.

    It's more difficult to find in the Laptop market than in the Desktop but they still do occur - Dell, HP, ETc have always sold systems in this way for use in businesses who use Volume licensing but they only deal with quantity sales, but other small specialists may well be able to do you a suitable deal. If you decide to include an OS you can often specify an Retail version that may be re-used elsewhere or none and install your own.

    Another option to look for is some suppliers in some markets still sell laptops with Linux installed or refurbished units with old OS installed that will not fell so bad to dump *Wink
     
    Barman58, Apr 5, 2018
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