Windows 10: Transferring a Windows License

Discus and support Transferring a Windows License in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Ok, my old Lenovo broke recently (motherboard issue I think) and I am planning on pulling out the HDD and slottinog it in to a new laptop once I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by PatrickThomas7, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Transferring a Windows License


    Ok, my old Lenovo broke recently (motherboard issue I think) and I am planning on pulling out the HDD and slottinog it in to a new laptop once I purchase one. My question pertains to my windows license. I previously purchased Windows 8.1 and therfore own a license for it, which I upgraded to Windows 10 when the free upgrade came out.


    From what I read online, it is possible to transfer a windows license from one laptop to another, provided it is only activated on one, meaning it first has to be uninstalled or removed from, in my case the broken laptop, and then added and activated on the new one. Unfortunately I cannot get on to my old laptop to format it or uninstall it.


    However, when installing Windows on my new laptop, I can click "I don't have a licence" and then connect the new laptop to my Microsoft Account at a later date and dowload the license number from my account to activate Windows.


    On my Microsoft profile at the moment, I have one laptop listed, which is the broken one. If I remove this device and therefore have no devices listed, once I have my new one, could I install Windows, click "I don't have a licence" and then log in to my account and add my new laptop, bringing me back to a total of one and transfer my license this way?


    Thanks


    Patrick

    :)
     
    PatrickThomas7, Jul 23, 2019
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    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 23, 2019
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  3. Andre Da Costa, Jul 23, 2019
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    Windows 10 license transfer

    There is no actual deactivation method.

    You can only transfer the license if its a retail license. If it came with the laptop you can't transfer it.

    You can first uninstall the key.

    Open Start, type: cmd

    Right click CMD

    Click Run as administrator

    At the command prompt, type:

    slmgr -upk

    Hit Enter

    Next, proceed to upgrade the new laptop:


    You might need to reactivate by chat support since the license was previously in use.


    Learn more:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 23, 2019
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