Windows 10: re-use a digital licence in a new computer

Discus and support re-use a digital licence in a new computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello Everyone I got a new computer and installed windwos 10 pro .. my question is that : can you use the digital licence ( the same version of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Abdel HadiElkinany, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. re-use a digital licence in a new computer


    Hello Everyone

    I got a new computer and installed windwos 10 pro .. my question is that : can you use the digital licence ( the same version of windows) which I had in my old laptop ( which I formatted) in the new one?

    thanks

    :)
     
    Abdel HadiElkinany, Jul 9, 2019
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  2. AshKas Win User

    upgrading windows with digital licence

    I recently got a new computer. I have a digital licence for windows 10 pro on my old computer. I want to use that licence on my new computer however I have windows 10 home installed (and not activated) on the new computer. So when trying to activate
    my digital licence on this computer it tells me the licence doesn't match this version. What do?
     
    AshKas, Jul 9, 2019
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  3. dantandem Win User
    digital licence for windows

    ok here goes :

    reactivation of windows 10 after hardware changes doesnt work.


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    to add I had nothing but problems since upgrading for free my wifi adaptor failed so I had to purchase another. then my ethernet port failed. so was forced into probably purchasing a new mb next step up from the failed one ( possibly because of poxy windows
    10 upgrade)

    Also I thought when I upgraded so called "digital licence" to win 10 I no longer needed my windows 7 disc and key so binned it.

    next step was to put old motherboard which is linked to digital licence. back in and reinstall correct version of windows to match my digital licence worked windows activated! ffixxed

    now to change my motherboard back to the non faulty one..... and try to reactivate...…………..!!!

    windows no longer activated.... and that the message in the window when trying to
     
    dantandem, Jul 9, 2019
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  4. cereberus Win User

    re-use a digital licence in a new computer

    Revoking Digital Licence -- possible ????


    Digital licences are sort of half way between oem and retail. You can transfer them to a new device (regardless of original licence status) but it is not unlimited. They can only be transferred three time (At last within a short period. I have never tested doing it weeks apart). Also, digital licences cannot be transferred between virtual machines and physical machines.

    Full Retail keys do not have the above restriction albeit telephone activation may be needed periodically to transfer the licence (just a security check by MS to avoid wholesale piracy).

    It is alleged you cannot transfer between laptops and desktops, but I cannot verify that - I have seen conflicting evidence to suggest that is "hit or miss".

    I think of digital licences as "Restricted Retail" as opposed to "Full Retail".
     
    cereberus, Jul 9, 2019
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