Windows 10: Verification of Full/OEM Windows?

Discus and support Verification of Full/OEM Windows? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a desktop that was built for me from a family member, but I am thinking about buying a new cpu/motherboard. He doesn't remember if the Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by jdms8911, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. jdms8911 Win User

    Verification of Full/OEM Windows?


    I have a desktop that was built for me from a family member, but I am thinking about buying a new cpu/motherboard. He doesn't remember if the Windows he installed is considered the "Full" or "OEM/System builder" version. Is there a convenient way of verifying that the product key that I have is a full version?
    Thank you.

    :)
     
    jdms8911, Mar 21, 2016
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    I understand that, but nowhere does it say if the download version in that link is an OEM version. A few people in the comments on Amazon say it's the full version, but I just wanted verification.
     
    BdubReppin, Mar 21, 2016
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  3. MoisCohen Win User
    Activate Windows watermark keeps popping up.

    Buy a windows verification code for $100 is from microsoft store or buy an oem code.
     
    MoisCohen, Mar 21, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Verification of Full/OEM Windows?

    NavyLCDR, Mar 21, 2016
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  5. jdms8911 Win User
    jdms8911, Mar 21, 2016
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    jdms8911, Mar 21, 2016
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  7. OldMike65 Win User
    That shows a RETAIL KEY, meaning you can transfer it to another computer, or use it when you change your MB on the computer you have now. *Smile
     
    OldMike65, Mar 21, 2016
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  8. OldMike65 Win User

    Verification of Full/OEM Windows?

    Write that Key down on paper and SAVE it!! You may need to let MS know that information when you upgrade the MB.
     
    OldMike65, Mar 21, 2016
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  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    Yes. Professional Retail would be considered full version. You probably won't ever use it again, but if you click on the product keys on Showkey, it will XXXX them out for you before you post, and the Product ID is a standard number that does not need blanked out.

    So - you can activate Windows 10 on the new motherboard by going to the activation screen and clicking change product key and enter the Windows 8 product key. However, sometimes the result comes back and says the product key is in use on another computer. If that happens, the only way to activate Windows on the new computer is to install the original OS the product key is for (Windows 8), activate that OS over the phone, then go back and activate Windows 10.

    Also, that Windows 8 product key is NOT stored in bios (nor will it be on the new motherboard), so make sure to write it down!
     
    NavyLCDR, Mar 21, 2016
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  10. jdms8911 Win User
    Thank you so much NavyLCDR and OldMike65... *Smile
     
    jdms8911, Apr 4, 2018
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