Windows 10: Transfer of digital licence

Discus and support Transfer of digital licence in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a windows 10(home) laptop with digital licence linked to my email id. Now i want to sell the laptop to another person. Question 1- how can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ArijitLaha, May 11, 2019.

  1. Transfer of digital licence


    I have a windows 10(home) laptop with digital licence linked to my email id. Now i want to sell the laptop to another person.

    Question 1- how can he/she get the licence or in other words how can I transfer my ownership to him/her.

    Question 2- will i have to buy a new license for my new p.c?

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    ArijitLaha, May 11, 2019
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  2. cereberus Win User

    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, May 11, 2019
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  3. kevvyb Win User
    Successful transfer of Win10 Pro digital licence


    So this worked. Signed into MS on both machines, clicked change licence. After having to verify my identity on both machines, upgrade proceeded. I used my win7 pro retail key to install. When I checked the digital licence had been activated on the new machine.

    Only issue was that I thought that the upgrade process had got stuck when it displayed the 'egg timer' with message 100% completed for about 45 minutes, before proceeding to update the machine to pro.

    After the upgrade on new machine (digital licence transfer) I deactivated Win10 Pro on the old machine until I wipe it completely.
     
    kevvyb, May 11, 2019
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  4. cereberus Win User

    Transfer of digital licence

    Need Clarification on Windows 10 Digital Licence...


    This is the best way as it does not use one of your digital licence "lives" as you can only transfer a digital licence three times (by my testing).
     
    cereberus, May 11, 2019
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