Windows 10: Transferring Windows 10 License on the same account from old PC build to new PC

Discus and support Transferring Windows 10 License on the same account from old PC build to new PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, My old PC build has a valid Windows 10 Pro license attached to my MSFT account and when I did a complete rebuild of my new PC, and attempted to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by sharka222, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. sharka222 Win User

    Transferring Windows 10 License on the same account from old PC build to new PC


    Hi,


    My old PC build has a valid Windows 10 Pro license attached to my MSFT account and when I did a complete rebuild of my new PC, and attempted to activate Windows with the same MSFT account following the exception pathway, the troubleshooter returned with "We can’t find any devices linked to your Microsoft account that can be used for reactivating the device you’re using right now. Make sure you’re signed in with the same Microsoft account you linked to the Windows 10 digital license on this device or try again later. "


    I'm using the same account and in my MSFT account, I can clearly see two devices attached. I'm at a loss of what to do now. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    sharka222, Sep 1, 2019
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  2. lsylsy1 Win User

    Transfer windows 10 Pro license to new build pc

    I would like to Transfer windows 10 Pro license from a most dead old PC to new build pc. Teach me how.
     
    lsylsy1, Sep 1, 2019
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  3. 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 1, 2019
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  4. Transferring Windows 10 License on the same account from old PC build to new PC

    Windows 10 License question - New PC and old computer still exists.

    Hi Microsoft Community!

    I'm in the process of assembling a new PC and am going to give the old PC to my younger brother. I want to transfer my existing license to the new computer and if possible "de-license" the old one. These are the particulars:

    • My Windows 10 license was purchased on the Microsoft website and originally activated with a product key.
    • I still have this product key.
    • I have since formatted the PC and after re-installing Windows 10 the activation is now with a digital license.
    • I prefer using local accounts on my PC and thus haven't created a Microsoft account enabled user.

    My question is how to best go about transferring the license? Can I just format the old PC and activate my license on the new PC with the product key? If I do that will I get a problem when my brother installs Windows on the old computer again, since it
    now has a digital license?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
    Daniel Door, Sep 1, 2019
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