Windows 10: Question about transferring Windows OEM key from pre-built to new motherboard.

Discus and support Question about transferring Windows OEM key from pre-built to new motherboard. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have a SkyTech pre-built with an OEM:DM key. I'm getting a new MB so I can overclock and get some better RAM. I've seen some conflicting info about... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/DeceptivePastry, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Question about transferring Windows OEM key from pre-built to new motherboard.


    I have a SkyTech pre-built with an OEMQuestion about transferring Windows OEM key from pre-built to new motherboard. :DM key. I'm getting a new MB so I can overclock and get some better RAM. I've seen some conflicting info about this, but it does sound like I can transfer the key if I sign-in with my live account and tie the key to that, then add the new "device" to the account. I would prefer not to tie my Windows install to my MS account though and I'm wondering, is that the only way I can transfer an OEM key to a new motherboard, or is it possible to say call Microsoft and have them validate the key on the new hardware?

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    /u/DeceptivePastry, Apr 29, 2020
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  2. xlook Win User

    Can I Transfer an OEM Product Key to New PC?


    I built a new PC and want to install windows 8.1. For this I need to buy a product key. I was told that OEM product keys are "married" to the motherboard for life.

    But lets say I install win 8.1 and use an OEM product key yo activate it. And lets say in the future I get rid of the old motherboard and install a new motherboard. Will I be able to transfer the product key to the new motherboard? Or would I need a retail product key to transfer the key to a new PC or motherboard?
     
    xlook, Apr 29, 2020
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  3. Moving OEM license to a new device

    Hello

    I have a question about transferring OEM licenses. Well, 2 years ago I bought a laptop with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed on board. However, I am now assembling a new computer and would like to transfer the OEM license with the key to the new equipment,
    of course completely unpinning the license from the old laptop. I know that the license key on the hardware with the pre-installed system is saved on the motherboard but I do not intend to resell or transfer my laptop to anyone else. It is possible?
     
    galaxydroid, Apr 29, 2020
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  4. B3rRyJC Win User

    Question about transferring Windows OEM key from pre-built to new motherboard.

    Upgrading motherboard on a Pre-Built PC

    I am about to upgrade my motherboard on a Pre-Built PC that has had Windows 10 installed on it ever since I bought it. Will there be any issues with that since the PC came with a Windows 10 disc and product key on the side of the case. I have heard of
    people having to buy new product keys and I was hoping I could avoid that.
     
    B3rRyJC, Apr 29, 2020
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