Windows 10: Digital product key transfer - Broken PC to new Pc

Discus and support Digital product key transfer - Broken PC to new Pc in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I had a digital product key on my old pc - this is still linked to my Microsoft account. I was wondering if there is any way to move over my old... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by DanielFawcett, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:13 AM.

  1. Digital product key transfer - Broken PC to new Pc


    Hi,

    I had a digital product key on my old pc - this is still linked to my Microsoft account.


    I was wondering if there is any way to move over my old windows product key to my new pc when i don't have access to the old PC any more.

    Both of the pc's are linked to my Microsoft account and i expected there to be an easy way to transfer online but i can't seem to find one.

    Any help would be amazing!

    Cheers,

    Dan

    :)
     
    DanielFawcett, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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    Can I Transfer an OEM Product Key to New PC?


    I built a new PC and want to install windows 8.1. For this I need to buy a product key. I was told that OEM product keys are "married" to the motherboard for life.

    But lets say I install win 8.1 and use an OEM product key yo activate it. And lets say in the future I get rid of the old motherboard and install a new motherboard. Will I be able to transfer the product key to the new motherboard? Or would I need a retail product key to transfer the key to a new PC or motherboard?
     
  3. 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, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:15 AM
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  4. Digital product key transfer - Broken PC to new Pc

    Transfer of product key

    Hello.

    Whoever told you that you need to "deactivate" is wrong. Go here for actual steps on transfering the product key over:

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windo...


    Simply put, you just need to transfer the license over. you do not need to deactivate first.

    For more info, i suggest calling MS support about activation issues.

    Disclaimer: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product
    advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.
     
    Zackary Vanosdol, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:15 AM
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