Windows 10: OEM License did not carry upon SSD Upgrade

Discus and support OEM License did not carry upon SSD Upgrade in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I replaced my HDD with an SSD. However, upon installing Windows on the SSD. My Windows did not activate. I first got this laptop with Windows 8 and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by riazufila, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. riazufila Win User

    OEM License did not carry upon SSD Upgrade


    I replaced my HDD with an SSD. However, upon installing Windows on the SSD. My Windows did not activate. I first got this laptop with Windows 8 and upgraded to 8.1 and to 10 activated.

    :)
     
    riazufila, Apr 7, 2021
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  2. Windows OEM Licensed - SSD Upgrade

    Hi guys,

    wanna ask, I just bought new laptop with Installed OEM Windows 10 SL inside,

    Then I wanna replace my HDD into SSD *upgrade.

    So can the OEM licensed used again in the new SSD ? or What should I do to transfer the OEM licensed from the HDD into new SSD, is it possible ? Thanks
     
    Albi Putra, Apr 7, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 OEM Licensing

    Hi

    I have a few questions about windows 10 OEM licensing:

    1. Is OEM licensing acceptable for business use?
    2. What restrictions does OEM licensing have other than the transfer rights?
    3. Can the OS be reloaded without breaching the license agreement, and if so, can I also replace the HDD with an SSD?
    4. What other hardware upgrades can be done under OEM licensing?
    5. What would be a breach of OEM licensing?
    6. What benefits would a business get if they move to Microsoft 365 vs OEM?
    Thanks in advace
     
    Adriaan Rautenbach, Apr 7, 2021
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  4. joke4me Win User

    OEM License did not carry upon SSD Upgrade

    Need to upgrade SSD to a larger SSD, how to move license over?

    I have purchased an OEM laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed. The laptop packaging box or label on the back of the laptop did not have a Window 10 product key listed anywhere. However I've found the product key from command line like so which gives me a
    25 digit key

    I also used the following command to verify my Window 10 is indeed an OEM license and that it's genuine which gives me something like this https://filestore.community.support...54e99-2fc8-4e0f-a015-77c41424c2f2?upload=true

    This laptop comes with a 256GB SSD and I need to upgrade it to a larger SSD, maybe 500GB or 1TB SSD. However I'm not clear about how the license is tied to this laptop and what happens if I upgrade to a new SSD?

    1. I prefer to perform a fresh re-install from a bootable USB rather than clone. Will a clean re-install work with the same product key on the new SSD or do I have to clone the old SSD to the new SSD to retain the license?
    2. Is the license tied to some sort of machine ID and not the SSD that even after changing the SSD, the same product key can still be used to activate Windows 10?
    3. What if the activation does not work, will Microsoft be able to help? I don't want to risk changing the SSD if this sort of thing is not officially allowed by Microsoft
     
    joke4me, Apr 7, 2021
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