Windows 10: Transferring Windows license to a new PC.

Discus and support Transferring Windows license to a new PC. in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I have a Windows 10 license that is connected to my Microsoft Account. I will soon buy a laptop without a system and i want to install Windows 11 on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Dolan2, May 28, 2022.

  1. Dolan2 Win User

    Transferring Windows license to a new PC.


    I have a Windows 10 license that is connected to my Microsoft Account. I will soon buy a laptop without a system and i want to install Windows 11 on it. And my question is, if i login to that Microsoft account on Windows 11 will it automatically activate? Or do i need to install Win10 on it and then upgrade to 11 from the Settings?

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    Dolan2, May 28, 2022
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  2. PKJ
    pkj Win User

    Transfer a Windows 10 license to a new PC

    I have purchased a new PC and I would like to transfer Windows license from my old PC to the new one. I am using Windows 10 (which was upgraded from Win 8.1) on my older computer and is activated with a licence linked to my Microsoft account. On my new PC, I have installed fresh copy of Win 10 using Media Creation Tool. To activate Windows on the new PC, I attempted the following, but have not deactivated Windows on the old PC (deactivation procedure described here)-

    Settings > Update & Security > Activation> Troubleshoot> I changed hardware on this device recently> Logged into my connected Microsoft account > This is the device I’m using right now > Activate.

    After performing the above, I am unable to activate Windows on my new PC. Please help me with the following-

    1. Do I need to deactivate windows on older PC first?
    2. Does Microsoft entitle users to transfer licenses to new PC?
    3. Is there anything else which I have missed out?

    If this helps- slmgr -dli gives the following


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  3. Andre Da Costa, May 28, 2022
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  4. Transferring Windows license to a new PC.

    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, May 28, 2022
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