Windows 10: How to Transfer my Windows Licence

Discus and support How to Transfer my Windows Licence in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I am going to be replacing the Motherboard in my PC build soon(as well as my GPU and RAM). The HDD will stay but I am just wondering what do I need to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by T95DoomTurtle, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. How to Transfer my Windows Licence


    I am going to be replacing the Motherboard in my PC build soon(as well as my GPU and RAM). The HDD will stay but I am just wondering what do I need to do transfer the Retail License over

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    T95DoomTurtle, Mar 8, 2019
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  2. neilpzz Win User

    Transfer Windows 10 Licence from Old/Dead Computer to New Computer

    Depends on the licence you have. How did you get your Windows 10 licence, was it via the free upgrade and was the previous system installed by the manufacturer = OEM.

    OEM licences cannot be transferred, generally but recent posts suggest MS is allowing some transfers.

    Retail boxed licence can be transferred to a new device.

    New motherboard = new device.
     
    neilpzz, Mar 8, 2019
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    transferring windows licence

    Hi David,

    Is your Windows 10 licence based on an OEM licence (came pre-installed on a PC) or Retail (purchased separately to a PC)

    If it is a Retail licence, then it will have transfer rights to a new PC, if it is OEM it will not . ..
     
    DaveM121, Mar 8, 2019
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  4. newtekie1 Win User

    How to Transfer my Windows Licence

    Windows XP Home Licence...

    Yep, and I'll give s simple summary for anyone that is still confused.

    Retail License:

    • Supported by Microsoft
    • Can only be running on 1 machine per license
    • Can be transferred from one machine to another as long as it is removed from the old machine first
    OEM License:

    • Supported by the whoever installs it
    • Bound to the motherboard it is originally installed on
    • The motherboard can only be changed in the event of a motherboard failure, and then the replacement motherboard must be the same model or an equivalent model
    Upgrade License:

    • Support is bound by the license of the version you are upgrading from
    • Can be transferred from one PC to another as long as it is uninstalled from the previous computer first
    • When transferred support is bound by the license of the version you are upgrading from on the new machine
     
    newtekie1, Mar 8, 2019
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