Windows 10: How to move a retail license to another VM.

Discus and support How to move a retail license to another VM. in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; If I create a VM and activate it with a retail license and at a later date want to move it to another VM, how would I do that without having an issue... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by SoFine409, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. SoFine409 Win User

    How to move a retail license to another VM.


    If I create a VM and activate it with a retail license and at a later date want to move it to another VM, how would I do that without having an issue with the activation on the new VM?

    :)
     
    SoFine409, Jul 24, 2019
    #1

  2. Questions on Windows 10 licensing for a Hyper-V VM


    I have a Windows 10 Pro machine which supports virtualization.

    I want to create a hyper-V VM running Windows 10 as the guest host. I have some questions on licensing and any activation issues that might occur
    1. I expect I'll need to buy a 2nd Win 10 license
      • Does it need to be a retail license?
      • Or can I a buy an OEM license? (I’ll always use the 2nd license for a virtual machine on the same PC but never run more then one VM at a time)
    2. If i wanted to create multiple VMs (gen-1 and gen-2) could I use that 2nd license each time? Again, assuming i'll never actually having more then one VM running at a time.
    3. And just curious: Does anyone know if MS simply recognizes 2 licenses both for the same PC? If I did a fresh reinstall in the future, would it make any difference which license i lthen used for the PC and which for the VM?
     
    ComputerGeek, Jul 24, 2019
    #2
  3. Brabanti Win User
    Windows 10 retail licensing

    I have a question regarding windows 10 retail licensing. We have a software package that requires us to run its master copy on a windows 10 machine, instead of server 2016. For uptime reasons we want it to run as a single virtual machine on our virtualized
    vSphere environment with vMotion enabled. The only time there will be anybody logged on to this machine is to apply updates or troubleshoot. Do we need a retail license for every physical host it might run on (because of vMotion), or is it suffice to buy one
    license, since it is a single VM with only a single simultanious user working on it? To me, the EULA article 2 leaves me with a bit ambiguity, and I want to make sure we do not run in licensing problems.
     
    Brabanti, Jul 24, 2019
    #3
  4. tfwul Win User

    How to move a retail license to another VM.

    Previously used license keys, which one to re-use for a VM


    I always been buying retail versions of Windows.
    Right now I have a few licenses from v7/8/8.1 upgraded to W10 and a single new retail license (USB thumbdrive) of Windows 10.

    The new retail version I use on my host pc.
    The 'upgraded' versions I have used/installed/uninstalled before on another pc or as VM, but all deactivated.

    I have the first/original v7/v8-license keys, but probably they became null and void after they have been upgraded to W10(?)

    There is 1 VM running using some 'upgraded' license key.
    I'd like to create a new, 2nd, VM, using another key.


    Here is the problem:
    Frankly, I have no idea how to proceed.
    I may install CU version from USB (media creation tool), but likely at one point in time I may need to enter a key.
    However, I don't know which key has been used for the existing VM, i.e. which of the remaining upgraded keys are 'free' to use.

    Any suggestions as to how to proceed. Is this a kind of trial and error and see which key is accepted?

    Thanks
    =
     
    tfwul, Jul 24, 2019
    #4
Thema:

How to move a retail license to another VM.

Loading...
  1. How to move a retail license to another VM. - Similar Threads - move retail license

  2. moving preinstalled office license to another microsoft account

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    moving preinstalled office license to another microsoft account: Hello, I bought a new notebook for my sister with preinstalled office. She has no microsoft account so when the notebook boot for the first time and asked for microsoft account She was using mine. and we have activated the pre installed office using my account. How do i...
  3. VM Licenses

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    VM Licenses: I'm using a Dell PC with a factory installed OEM version of Windows 10 Pro. My work requires me to use program editing software from many different vendors, these software titles often don't work well and can cause issue with the PC they are installed on. My thought is to...
  4. Enterprise license Upgrade with Retail license

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Enterprise license Upgrade with Retail license: Hi i have a client who using enterprise license for windows 7 Pro and office 2010 Pro on 100 machines, now they would like to upgrade with using retail license windows 10 Pro and office 2016 or 2019 Pro, kindly advise is that possible to surrender all enterprise license on...
  5. Enterprise license Upgrade with Retail license

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Enterprise license Upgrade with Retail license: Hi i have a client who using enterprise license for windows 7 Pro and office 2010 Pro on 100 machines, now they would like to upgrade with using retail license windows 10 Pro and office 2016 or 2019 Pro, kindly advise is that possible to surrender all enterprise license on...
  6. How to move my license

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    How to move my license: Hi I purchased a Windows 10 Home license in a store (so it has a key). Later I upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro from the Microsoft Store. Now I want to move the license to another computer, I have tried using the key I got with Home, but that doesn't work. I have installed...
  7. Moving windows 10 retail to another PC

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Moving windows 10 retail to another PC: Hello. I have the following problem. I have windows 10 Retail (i used the slmgr -dli command to check) installed on a PC which I will replace in the near future. I have installed the same version on a new PC in order to use that one instead. I have used the slmgr /upk and...
  8. VM icon move

    in Windows 10 Virtualization
    VM icon move: Hello After installing Mint into the Oracle VM using Windows 10, I have the icon on my desktop. I am new to virtualization but have read one can share folders and test programs I usually only have the recycle bin there and wondered if there was an easy way to put it else...
  9. Q: Moving license from one PC to another

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Q: Moving license from one PC to another: Details pls: 3 yrs ago I purchased Windows 8.1 Pro (Retail !) I reinstalled to have Windows 10 pro.Now I want buying a new PC. Can I move the license to the new PC? If not: Can I add an HDD, and change CPU? Thanks guys :-) 78312
  10. Moving Win10 (upgrade Win7 Full Retail Licence) to another PC

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Moving Win10 (upgrade Win7 Full Retail Licence) to another PC: Hi I have on my laptop a win10 pro installation that was a fresh install using the win7 pro (retail) key. I have just used ShowKeyPlus and it says that a "Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware". Is this correct? Does it stop me from moving this licence to a new laptop?...