Windows 10: Transferring of Win 10 Pro licence

Discus and support Transferring of Win 10 Pro licence in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I bought a product key for Windows 10 Pro and used it. I then upgraded my PC. The new PC only had Win 10 Home and I want to transfer my licence to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MarkV48, May 23, 2019.

  1. MarkV48 Win User

    Transferring of Win 10 Pro licence


    I bought a product key for Windows 10 Pro and used it. I then upgraded my PC. The new PC only had Win 10 Home and I want to transfer my licence to the new PC.


    I tried entering the Product Key and it did not want to accept it (the product key you entered didn't work. check the product key and try again 0xc004f050).


    I phoned the call center and after 20 unsuccessful minutes were cut off. Please assist if anyone can help?

    :)
     
    MarkV48, May 23, 2019
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  2. NayAung Win User

    Windows 10 Pro licence transfer to another PC

    My current desktop PC has Windows 10 Pro installed. It was upgraded from its predecessor, Windows 7 Pro. However, it will be scrapped soon as I'm building a gaming PC now.

    How do I transfer the Windows 10 Pro to my new gaming PC? What are the technical steps as Win 10 doesn't seem to have the licence key?

    Thank you.
     
    NayAung, May 23, 2019
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  3. kevvyb Win User
    Successful transfer of Win10 Pro digital licence


    Hi I would put it this way from what I have learned:
    If you have a windows 7 (or presumably, 8 or 8.1) RETAIL channel licence (i.e. you had the discs and were previously able to install on new machines as you needed - uninstalling any others so that there was only one copy in use) then yes.

    I had upgraded my old Win7 pro licence to Win10 Pro using the free upgrade offer from MS last year.

    Now I want to use win10 pro on the new machine (which comes with Win10 Home) but I only have a digital win10 pro licence on the old machine (plus my old Win7 Pro licence).

    The digital licence to win10 pro can apparently be 'transferred' to the new machine. I haven't done this yet but I am told this is effected by using a MSA (Microsoft account) and being logged into that account on both machines.

    You then use the activation troubleshooter to select the licence on the old machine or alternatively performing a plain upgrade on the new machine and either entering the original win7 pro key or calling MS to activate over the telephone.

    We'll see if it works. I'll post back.
     
    kevvyb, May 23, 2019
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  4. Transferring of Win 10 Pro licence

    Win 10 Home to Pro upgrade

    How do I upgrade from Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro with a digital Licence. The in structions say

    • If you have a digital license for Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Home is currently activated on your device, select
      Go to Microsoft Store and you'll be prompted to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free.

    Fine, but how do I get a digital Licence for Win 10 PRo??

    Going to Microsoft Store via the upgrade with digital licence link, provides no opton for upgrading.

    Any solution??
     
    JohnStorey11, May 23, 2019
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