Windows 10: Can oem Windows can be reactivated in same pc when retail Windows is already there?

Discus and support Can oem Windows can be reactivated in same pc when retail Windows is already there? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, my laptop come with oem Windows 10 and i installed retail Windows on it , now i want to use my oem Windows again my laptop so that i can transfer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by mehulwr mehulwr, Dec 11, 2023.

  1. Can oem Windows can be reactivated in same pc when retail Windows is already there?


    Hi, my laptop come with oem Windows 10 and i installed retail Windows on it , now i want to use my oem Windows again my laptop so that i can transfer retail Windows to other pc , is it possible to do this?

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    mehulwr mehulwr, Dec 11, 2023
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  2. Burgurne Win User

    Reactivating Win10 info from MS - but is it OEM or RETAIL?


    Greetings.
    After reading this info from Microsoft, I'm unsure if my RETAIL Windows 10 Pro can be used next time I build a gamer-PC.
    I bought a Win8 Pro RETAIL when it was new, and this is the licens I have upgrated to Windows 10. This info from Microsoft explain how to reactivate after change of motherboard or other big hw. But I can't guess if this is about OEM or RETAIL licens *Redface My PC is at the moment activated with a digital license and a connected Microsoft account.

    Microsoft's info: https://support.microsoft.com/da-dk/...ardware-change

    Does anybody know what to do, when I next time buy new motherboard, CPU, Graphic card and SSD, and then want to install my RETAIL Windows 10 Pro?
     
    Burgurne, Dec 11, 2023
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  3. Question On OEM Windows clean install......

    "Flavors" of Windows licenses

    Windows can be a little "odd" about license keys. There are at least 4 categories:
    • Retail
    • OEM
    • Volume (electronic download)
    • Corporate (no key needed)
    For guaranteed success, the license key and media should be in the same category. If you have retail media, you may not be able to install it using an OEM or Volume license key, even though the key is valid for that version of Windows. *Wtf :wtf: Apparently, this is part of Microsoft's anti-piracy scheme (i.e., all customers are guilty until proven innocent).
     
    Static~Charge, Dec 11, 2023
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  4. Can oem Windows can be reactivated in same pc when retail Windows is already there?

    Windows Xp Full and Windows XP Full OEM...What is the difference?

    You can buy OEM copies of Windows from any retailer without needing hardware to come with it. In this case, you're the system builder, even if you're building it for yourself. When you buy a prebuilt system from a system integrator, like Dell, HP, Gateway, etc., the Windows that comes preinstalled is bound to that hardware.

    If you sell your OEM copy of Windows to someone, you're supposed to include a primary piece of original hardware.

    50-100 times is not realistic. With a retail copy, you can reactivate over the Internet several times before you have to call Microsoft to get a new activation number. With OEM copies, you can usually schmooze them into letting you reactivate, even on different hardware, but according to the EULA, you're not supposed to.
     
    GJSNeptune, Dec 11, 2023
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