Windows 10: OEM Windows license for refurbished PC

Discus and support OEM Windows license for refurbished PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, The one computer service organisation proposed to me the "second-hand" refurbished PC with new legal Windows 10 Pro OEM license installed and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by topic999, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. topic999 Win User

    OEM Windows license for refurbished PC


    Hi,


    The one computer service organisation proposed to me the "second-hand" refurbished PC with new legal Windows 10 Pro OEM license installed and activated by this service organisation. The previous license on that PC was Windows 10 Home.


    So this Computer Service bought "second-hand" PC not the new one, fixed it changed CPU, m/b or hard drive, activated the new OEM Windows license and wants to sell it to me as refurbished.


    Can somebody tell me if this usage of Windows 10 Pro license on refurbished PC is legal for me? I have heard that OEM license can be installed to the new PCs only.


    thanks.

    :)
     
    topic999, Apr 8, 2021
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  2. Alex S Win User

    Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines?

    Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines?

    Found a Registered/ Authorized Refurbisher (checked their name on MS website) selling a product with the following OS license.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/refurbishedpcs/buygenuine


    OEM Windows license for refurbished PC HHvOF.png


    PS: Based on this image from here, I think it's OEM legitimate and has the same allowances.

    There is lot of information and discussion on Refurbished licenses (research links posted) and Downgrade rights, individually. But, I don't see a clear view on whether these Refurbished Licenses are equivalent to OEM and also include downgrade rights?

    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Pro downgrade rights and Windows 10 upgrade rights

    Looking to provide refurbished PCs? What you need to know about the Microsoft Refurbisher Program

    Device Partner Center

    https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/466519-microsoft-refurbisher-program

    https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/124055-downgrade-rights-for-windows-10-licensing-how-to

    Does the Refurbished License/ COA qualify as OEM and hence have the same eligibility for Downgrade Rights?

    If so, then which ISO/ Media would one need (from original OEM or Refurbisher??), how would one get the License Key/ Product Key (from Refurbisher or OEM or MS?) and install and activate such a downgrade OS on such a machine under this program?
     
    Alex S, Apr 8, 2021
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  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, Apr 8, 2021
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  4. BulldogXX Win User

    OEM Windows license for refurbished PC

    Is my PC refurbished or not?

    Your PC is refurbished. The refurbisher license is offered to refurbishers at a reduced cost.
     
    BulldogXX, Apr 8, 2021
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