Windows 10: Is it possible to swap Windows licenses between computers?

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  1. Is it possible to swap Windows licenses between computers?


    So I recently bought a laptop, which has a license for Windows 10 Pro, while my main desktop has the standard home edition. Both are registered (as far as I know) to my MS account.

    Is it possible to transfer the Pro license to my desktop where it will be more useful, and the Home license to my laptop?

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    /u/Buhdumtssss, Jun 30, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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  2. Swapping Windows licenses between two computers

    Hi bojie,

    First of all, I tell you that if your PRODUCT KEY are RETAIL one, all what you ask to do is possible. From what I read, you have upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 when it was offered for free.

    Actually if you link your Windows license with your Microsoft Account, the swap is possible and also activation on a new machines.

    I ask you if you actually have the PRODUCT KEY of the two PCs.

    Also , can you link, if they are not, the two license to a Microsoft account?
     
    StefanoTamiotti, Jun 30, 2020 at 8:53 PM
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  3. bojie Win User
    Swapping Windows licenses between two computers

    I know something like this has been asked before but my question is ever so slightly different

    First computer AMD desktop, Windows 10 Pro (upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate original promotional DVD given by Microsoft, I was actually given 5 of these for various project involvements with Microsoft). I have the discs, boxes and both 32/64 bit versions
    of the DVD

    Second computer INTEL desktop, Windows 10 Home (upgraded from a retail boxed NON-OEM version of Windows 8.1). I have the box and 32/64 bit DVDs

    The motherboard on the AMD desktop died. All other hardware survived. The AMD is the primary computer while the Intel is the secondary computer. Due to the type of work I do, I sometimes require bitlocker on the primary desktop, hence the need for PRO

    Scenario 1.

    Make the Intel computer the new primary pc. Swap the pro license with the home license. Is this possible?

    Scenario 2.

    Try and obtain a new motherboard for the AMD desktop. However, since this is an older machine, I may not be able to get the exact same chipset or motherboard manufacturer. Windows may detect a drastic hardware change and refuse to activate. This runs a
    890X chipset which runs 3 video cards which I need for GPU computing (not gaming). I may have a hard time finding a replacement motherboard. Eventually, Will I be able to migrate my license of Win10 pro to this machine successfully?

    Both machines are now activated with a digital license and neither machine is attached to a microsoft account.

    Basically I am left with two options:

    1. Leave Win10 home on Intel machine #1 and try and reactivate Win10 Pro on a new AMD motherboard

    2. Make the intel machine the new main machine. Swap licenses so I can run PRO on this machine and then when I am able to find a replacement AMD mobo, transfer the HOME license to that machine.

    Thanks for any suggestions
     
  4. Meosit Win User

    Is it possible to swap Windows licenses between computers?

    How can I swap two digital licenses between two computers

    Hi Igor,

    Both of my licenses are of Retail type, not OEM. So please disregard the word "preinstalled" in this question.

    The main point is: how to swap two windows versions (Home and Pro) activated using digital license between computers?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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