Windows 10: Losing my mind. I have 2 MS accounts, and 4 Windows licenses (3 oem, 1 retail)

Discus and support Losing my mind. I have 2 MS accounts, and 4 Windows licenses (3 oem, 1 retail) in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Ive spend the last 90 minutes on the phones with microsoft. They cannot tell me which license is attached to which account. I need to move the retail... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/maxweenus, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Losing my mind. I have 2 MS accounts, and 4 Windows licenses (3 oem, 1 retail)


    Ive spend the last 90 minutes on the phones with microsoft.

    They cannot tell me which license is attached to which account.

    I need to move the retail win10 pro to a new machine, and need to know which account and if I can.

    Where can I get this information?

    PI'd be soo grateful for any insight.

    submitted by /u/maxweenus
    [link] [comments]

    :)
     
    /u/maxweenus, Jun 29, 2020
    #1
  2. josephc55 Win User

    Windows 10 Professional License transfer to another computer; Retail vs. OEM version determination

    1. How do I determine if my version is a Retail or is an OEM version?

    2. Can the Retail or OEM nature of the version be determined by the Product Key itself?

    3. I am aware that:

    "If you upgrade from a retail version, it carries the rights of a retail version.

    If you upgrade from a OEM version, it carries the rights of a OEM version."

    4. The 2 licenses I have originally came from Vista and Windows 7, then upgraded to 8.1 then the free upgrade to Windows 10.

    5. I am interested to see if I can transfer my Professional license from one of these licenses to a Home license from a new computer, so that it becomes a Professional license.

    6. I understand that my licenses are in my Microsoft account, but I cannot find these licenses in my Microsoft account.
     
    josephc55, Jun 29, 2020
    #2
  3. Question On OEM Windows clean install......

    "Flavors" of Windows licenses

    Windows can be a little "odd" about license keys. There are at least 4 categories:
    • Retail
    • OEM
    • Volume (electronic download)
    • Corporate (no key needed)
    For guaranteed success, the license key and media should be in the same category. If you have retail media, you may not be able to install it using an OEM or Volume license key, even though the key is valid for that version of Windows. *Wtf :wtf: Apparently, this is part of Microsoft's anti-piracy scheme (i.e., all customers are guilty until proven innocent).
     
    Static~Charge, Jun 29, 2020
    #3
  4. Kari Win User

    Losing my mind. I have 2 MS accounts, and 4 Windows licenses (3 oem, 1 retail)

    Creating a MS account without losing Local account

    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


    Losing my mind. I have 2 MS accounts, and 4 Windows licenses (3 oem, 1 retail) [​IMG]


    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
Thema:

Losing my mind. I have 2 MS accounts, and 4 Windows licenses (3 oem, 1 retail)

Loading...
  1. Losing my mind. I have 2 MS accounts, and 4 Windows licenses (3 oem, 1 retail) - Similar Threads - Losing mind accounts

  2. Microsoft store OEM license or Retail license

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Microsoft store OEM license or Retail license: Is the Windows 10 USB product on the microsoft store an OEM license or a Retail license? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/microsoft-store-oem-license-or-retail-license/46f89348-83e1-42ae-9596-da45958257ca
  3. Oem to retail

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Oem to retail: My friend has an old pre-built with an oem windows 10 licence, and based on the internet, it’s a 50-50 shot when upgrading hardware. Is it possible to get a retail windows 10 home from Microsoft and use that to activate windows 10 from oem to retail, then upgrade his...
  4. Oem to retail

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Oem to retail: My friend has an old pre-built with an oem windows 10 licence, and based on the internet, it’s a 50-50 shot when upgrading hardware. Is it possible to get a retail windows 10 home from Microsoft and use that to activate windows 10 from oem to retail, then upgrade his...
  5. Can i have 2 windows license on 1 Laptop

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Can i have 2 windows license on 1 Laptop: I have windows 10 license which is available on my laptop linked to my email id I believe , But Situation is I need to Format this System Install Windows 10 License provided by organisation for few weeks and then after completion of the time period i need to reinstall my...
  6. Windows 10 retail versus OEM license

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10 retail versus OEM license: In answers to the question that often comes up regarding OEM licenses purchased via third-party websites (Amazon, eBay, etc), it is frequently noted that the OEM version of Windows is identical to the retail version (with some limitations on support and license transfer). In...
  7. 2 license keys for 1 account?

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    2 license keys for 1 account?: Hello all, I recently built a new PC and was going to move my windows 10 key to it from my current one. Instead I was thinking I would just buy a new key since i'm not selling this one but giving it to my brother. Would it be possible to have 2 license keys linked to my...
  8. oem to retail

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    oem to retail: I recently bought a windows 10 oem version and had meant to buy a retail version, the license has not been activated or used at all, is it possible to pay some extra to upgrade to a retail version?...
  9. Windows 10 License: how do I tell if I have a full retail or a limited OEM license?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10 License: how do I tell if I have a full retail or a limited OEM license?: I purchased a Dell PC 2 years ago with a Windows license, but as always I immediately reblasted with Linux (I am a linux admin). My plan, as many times before, was to have the Windows license in case I needed it at some point - for instance, to create a Windows virtual...
  10. Will I lose my license?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Will I lose my license?: So, I currently have a Windows 10 Pro license upgraded from Windows 8.1. If I buy a new SSD, and install Windows 10 using the same CD-Key which my current Windows 10 has (no other hardware change, only SSD) will that work or will I have to buy a new license? 59237