Windows 10: Transfer of Windows 10 license rules

Discus and support Transfer of Windows 10 license rules in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello I wonder if anyone can help confirm what can and cannot be done with a W10 license. My current windows 10 license is an upgrade from a W7 OEM... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Paul_A_73, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Paul_A_73 Win User

    Transfer of Windows 10 license rules


    Hello


    I wonder if anyone can help confirm what can and cannot be done with a W10 license.


    My current windows 10 license is an upgrade from a W7 OEM license I had when i bought my PC 5.5 years ago.


    I now want to upgrade the Motherboard and understand I need to purchase a new W10 license. as OEM is not transferable and tied to that PC. Ok, so understand this.


    If I buy a retail license, does this mean if I upgrade again in say 5 years , I can transfer this existing license to my new PC?


    A PC builder has told me that with W10, regardless of your license you have it is tied to the Motherboard. This seem to contradict what I think I have elsewhere seen online, so now not sure if I am missing something or they just have interested in selling a new license with every build they do.


    I would be grateful if someone can clarify the position on Windows license transfers.


    Many thanks


    Paul

    :)
     
    Paul_A_73, Jul 17, 2019
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  2. Andre Da Costa, Jul 17, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 license transfer

    Thanks Andre.

    i bought the license. My laptop was originally loaded with win 7 and was upgraded free couple of months.

    in this case, if i understand you correctly, i can transfer with below steps. Right.?

    let me buy my new laptop and try below.

    and to my question do you have an update.

    does OS upgrades if my activation key is changed.

    thanks

    sai

     
    SainandhanKandasamy, Jul 17, 2019
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  4. krimetal Win User

    Transfer of Windows 10 license rules

    Windows 10 upgrade license

    The interesting question is that: the upgrade takes place before 29 of July. If I upgrade the PC (change the MB), and I transfer the Win 8.1 license to this new PC (cause 8.1 is retail FPP), will I be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free? Or a upgrade license must be bought?
     
    krimetal, Jul 17, 2019
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