Windows 10: Product Key Transfer Activate/Re-activate Windows 10 to New Device

Discus and support Product Key Transfer Activate/Re-activate Windows 10 to New Device in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Background/Actions Taken on Previous Device: - I have confirmed my Product Key is on RETAIL, thus it is transferrable - I also have tried run though... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by toki_crush, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Product Key Transfer Activate/Re-activate Windows 10 to New Device


    Background/Actions Taken on Previous Device:
    - I have confirmed my Product Key is on RETAIL, thus it is transferrable
    - I also have tried run though the Troubleshoot process but no good result come out
    - I have tried the process of Deactivating through CMD as Admin with "slmgr /upk" but resulting in Error: 0xC004F025 Access Denied ... requires elevated previleges already tried resolve with UAC thing but bear no good result

    So the big question is...
    Do I have any other option/method to activate Windows 10 on new device? without deactivating the product key on previous device?
    Thank you.

    :)
     
    toki_crush, Dec 2, 2020
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  2. Activate new device with old device' product key

    No, you can't do what you are suggesting, because the Windows 10 Pro license you mentioned is pre-loaded on the old machine. OEM licenses as they are called are not transferable. Only if the Windows 10 Pro was a retail store bought license would be able
    to do that. Otherwise, you have to purchase an entirely new full version license for the Windows 10 Home computer you now have.

    Open Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Go to Store

    Click the $99 button the make your purchase the follow the on screen instructions.

    Learn more about transferring licenses:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 2, 2020
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  3. J. Raúl Win User
    Transferring a Windows 10 Product Key to a new computer

    You cannot use OEM key to activate other devices. But I have seen cases where in it will activate.

    You will have to follow below steps to activate on new device:

    Open cmd as admin (on new computer)

    Slmgr -upk (enter)

    Slmgr -cpky

    Slmgr -rilc

    Slmgr -ipk XXXXX-XXXX-..... (your pk key)

    Slmgr -ato

    This should activate on new device. Before purchasing a key I'll suggest you try above steps because I have done in the past and it had worked.
     
    J. Raúl, Dec 2, 2020
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  4. cadaveca Win User

    Product Key Transfer Activate/Re-activate Windows 10 to New Device

    Important W10 activation key questions left unanswered by Microsoft

    Not only that, you can check your M$ account and see what devices are listed there, so you know if you can do a clean install or not. Do the upgrade, get it activated, verify that it is listed in your account, then feel free to do a fresh install without activation issues ever.
     
    cadaveca, Dec 2, 2020
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