Windows 10: New computer: transfer license

Discus and support New computer: transfer license in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My antique pc died today and I'm now working on a new HP Pavilion which came with Win 10 Home. I have a recent iso DVD of Win 10 Pro and plan on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by tcebob, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. tcebob Win User

    New computer: transfer license


    My antique pc died today and I'm now working on a new HP Pavilion which came with Win 10 Home. I have a recent iso DVD of Win 10 Pro and plan on installing it. How can I transfer my license?

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    tcebob, Jun 5, 2017
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  2. Windows 10 deactivated itself

    Transferring your license depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:


    In your case, you need to purchase a new full license.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 5, 2017
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  3. Upgrading parts in my Win 10 computer

    Unfortunately, changing the motherboard will invalidate the license.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 5, 2017
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  4. cereberus Win User

    New computer: transfer license

    Do you have a 10 Pro key?

    If not, were you running version 1607 or later and logging in with MS account.

    Do you still have old hdd - you may be able to extract 10 Pro key from it?
     
    cereberus, Jun 5, 2017
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  5. tcebob Win User
    Old hdd says need formatting, so I think it's dead. I think I do have a product key somewhere; I'll look for it.
     
    tcebob, Jun 5, 2017
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  6. tcebob Win User
    Found a key. But it's from 8/15 and may be superseded. Won't know until I try.
     
    tcebob, Jun 8, 2017
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    Product keys don't expire with time. They do get blocked from overuse, though.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 5, 2018
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