Windows 10: Transfer Windows 10 Home Digital License to New PC

Discus and support Transfer Windows 10 Home Digital License to New PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I received my original PC with a retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium that had a product key and when prompted about the free upgrade to Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by jimdcunningham, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Transfer Windows 10 Home Digital License to New PC


    I received my original PC with a retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium that had a product key and when prompted about the free upgrade to Windows 10, I did so (which in turn linked my Microsoft account and License so now I have a digital license of Windows 10 Home) and after a few years I have now acquired a new PC that I've installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Home on and need to activate. Basically, I have no intention of using Windows 10 on my older computer (plan to install Ubuntu on it), so if there's someway to transfer the license I have on my original PC to my new one, that'd be great. I do not have the original product key that came with Windows 7. I've read online that Microsoft will do a one time transfer for digital licenses if they are retail and were upgraded from Windows 7/8/8.1, hopefully that's true! Any help would be appreciated, trying to get as much information as possible before I make the deep dive and call Microsoft support directly... since that looks to be my only option beyond this.

    :)
     
    jimdcunningham, Sep 26, 2019
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  2. Transfer digital license from old PC to New one.

    You would have to first ensure the Digital License is linked to your Microsoft Account. See instructions how to do that. You can then use the Troubleshooter on the new computer after installing Windows 10 to restore the license.


    Please note, if your license was upgraded from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 7 license, it is not transferable.

    See:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 26, 2019
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  3. Digital License after transfer license to new computer

    Uninstalling a product key does not deactivate the license, there is actually no deactivation method. You would still need to contact support to actually invalidate the license on the old machine, so it can reactivate on the new machine.

    Transferring the license is a step by step process.

    First, you either remove the license from the machine by formatting it.

    Install it on the new machine.

    Contact chat support, then reactivate.

    Where Digital license is handy is when you are still using the machine and reinstall Windows 10 and need to reactivate the license after a significant hardware change, such as a hard disk.

    Learn more:

    http://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-window...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 26, 2019
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  4. Transfer Windows 10 Home Digital License to New PC

    Windows 10 digital license transfer to a new PC

    Hello! I have a PC with Windows 10 Pro digital license linked to my Microsoft account. In a couple of days I will get a new PC. I'd like to transfer my digital license from this PC to the one I will get. Is this possible? And if it is, how exactly
    can I do that?
     
    itgoespowpow, Sep 26, 2019
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