Windows 10: Can't transfer a digital license

Discus and support Can't transfer a digital license in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have 4 copies of Windows 10 on a digital license, signed in under my Microsoft Account. 3 are fine, the 4th is for a PC I haven't used in over a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ScottPeterson5, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Can't transfer a digital license


    I have 4 copies of Windows 10 on a digital license, signed in under my Microsoft Account. 3 are fine, the 4th is for a PC I haven't used in over a year as it died. Recently I built a new one and wanted to use the 4th license. When I try to activate I don't see it as an option. I can see the other 3 licenses so this is NOT a problem with transferring a digital license, just the one I want to use.


    The other three 3 licenses shows current data on the PC--version of Windows 10, health report, etc. This one doesn't show anything, just "Win 10 Professional." Yes it says below it "Everything looks good." Is there any way I can get this license live again without having to log in again with the old and long gone PC, or is it a lost cause?

    :)
     
    ScottPeterson5, Jun 25, 2019
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  2. Transfer digital license from old PC to New one.

    You would have to first ensure the Digital License is linked to your Microsoft Account. See instructions how to do that. You can then use the Troubleshooter on the new computer after installing Windows 10 to restore the license.


    Please note, if your license was upgraded from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 7 license, it is not transferable.

    See:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 25, 2019
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  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Transferring Windows 10 to another computer Digital License

    Hi Nikola,

    Transferring a digital license to a new computer will depend on the type of Windows 10 license you have installed on your computer.

    To address you're issue, we suggest that you follow the steps shared by
    Andre Da Costa
    on this thread about transferring Windows
    10 to another computer.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Jun 25, 2019
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  4. Can't transfer a digital license

    Digital License after transfer license to new computer

    Uninstalling a product key does not deactivate the license, there is actually no deactivation method. You would still need to contact support to actually invalidate the license on the old machine, so it can reactivate on the new machine.

    Transferring the license is a step by step process.

    First, you either remove the license from the machine by formatting it.

    Install it on the new machine.

    Contact chat support, then reactivate.

    Where Digital license is handy is when you are still using the machine and reinstall Windows 10 and need to reactivate the license after a significant hardware change, such as a hard disk.

    Learn more:

    http://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-window...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 25, 2019
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