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  1. I had oem version of windows 10 after i reinstall windows 10 oem version became to retail...


    I had oem version of windows 10 after i reinstall windows 10 oem version became to retail version Now I want to upgrade my laptop with m.2 nvme ssd and then reinstall windows 10 Activation section is saying Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your microsoft account If I reinstall windows 10 will I lost my license?

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    Sujith Kumara, Jun 21, 2022
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  2. Kyhi Win User

    Are Windows Retail Version Upgrading to Win 10 OEM??


    That is why I removed my Retail purchases of windows 8.1 and

    reinstalled the OEM software version and then upgraded the OEM version..

    oem for oem - and kept the right to transfer my retail windows 8.1 purchases, by choosing not to upgrade them..

    But after a years time, the Free update will expire, and a windows 10 purchase will be required anyway..
     
  3. rtwjunkie Win User
    my windows 10 oem didn't come with a product key

    Dude, go to Newegg right now and read the questions and answers tab on Windows 10 OEM. The OEM copies that are listed there DO in fact, come on an optical disc. The flash drive ONLY comes on Retail copies.
     
    rtwjunkie, Jun 21, 2022
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  4. taz420nj Win User

    I had oem version of windows 10 after i reinstall windows 10 oem version became to retail...

    my windows 10 oem didn't come with a product key

    LOL yes they do. Legit OEM copies DO come with a key - on a sticker that you affix to the case. OEM and SLP (System Locked Preactivation) are NOT the same thing. SLP is what large OEMs like Dell, HP, etc do, where every system came out of the factory activated with the same "Manufacturer's Master" key in XP, Vista, and 7. Reinstalling with the factory image preserves this activation. However if you dig that key out with Magical Jellybean and try to do a clean install with it, activation will fail. That's why every machine that came out of a factory ALSO had a COA with a unique key. That is what you need to use for a clean install. Starting with 8, large OEMs began embedding the unique key into the BIOS, which is why they no longer come with a unique key sticker. However, you can still buy legit OEM versions of every version (the ones that small shops would use for their custom machines) - including 10 - which come with the sticker with a unique key.

    The only differences between OEM and Retail versions is that the OEM version locks to the first motherboard it is activated on, while Retail can be moved to a different one. OEM also come with no support.
     
    taz420nj, Jun 21, 2022
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