Windows 10: Transferring a Windows 10 Product Key to a new computer

Discus and support Transferring a Windows 10 Product Key to a new computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I'm currently building a gaming desktop, and I don't want to have to buy a new Windows 10 product key as they are quite expensive. I'm wondering if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by a gtx 2080, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Transferring a Windows 10 Product Key to a new computer


    Hi, I'm currently building a gaming desktop, and I don't want to have to buy a new Windows 10 product key as they are quite expensive. I'm wondering if I can transfer the key from my current laptop. I've used a software called ProduKey which found the key from my computer for me. I had bought a Dell Inspiron 15 3200 that had Windows 10 pre-installed. I've heard that you can't transfer a key from a computer that had Windows 10 pre-installed on it and that you can only transfer one that was a retail key. Will I be able to transfer it to my new computer if I uninstall it from my laptop, or do I have to purchase a new key?

    :)
     
    a gtx 2080, Dec 16, 2019
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  3. Rob4642 Win User
    Need help with transferring Windows 10 to new PC

    *Nevermind I figured it out. I just bought a license key for $29.00. Thx though.
    So my friend asked me to build him a new computer for work. The last one I built him was during the windows 7-10 upgrade grace period. I used to load windows 7, use windows loader to put in a product key, activate it, then upgrade to windows 10. Now that the grace period is over, and I'm working with new hardware, I was wondering if it is possible to install windows 10 from an already functioning computer that operated on a sata SSD to a new computer with an m.2 nvme SSD, using just the product key from the current windows 10 off of his computer. I use a program that grabs the product key called ProduKey.
    Should I do a fresh install of windows 10 using his key after deactivating it from his current PC , instead of cloning drives correct? It would be nice not to have to pay microsoft $200 for windows 10 if he already has it and plans on not using his old pc anymore.
     
    Rob4642, Dec 16, 2019
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  4. Transferring a Windows 10 Product Key to a new computer

    Transfer of product key

    Hello.

    Whoever told you that you need to "deactivate" is wrong. Go here for actual steps on transfering the product key over:

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windo...


    Simply put, you just need to transfer the license over. you do not need to deactivate first.

    For more info, i suggest calling MS support about activation issues.

    Disclaimer: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product
    advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.
     
    Zackary Vanosdol, Dec 16, 2019
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