Windows 10: What to do with OEM key after switching to Retail licence?

Discus and support What to do with OEM key after switching to Retail licence? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, As said in the title, I recently changed my OEM activation key Windows 10 for a Retail one. Now, since the OEM is no longer in use, is it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by RogerCimon, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. What to do with OEM key after switching to Retail licence?


    Hi,


    As said in the title, I recently changed my OEM activation key Windows 10 for a Retail one. Now, since the OEM is no longer in use, is it possible to reuse it on another PC? Can I resell it?


    Thanks in adavance for your help, Y.C.

    :)
     
    RogerCimon, Nov 25, 2020
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    OEM to Retail

    Hi Aravind

    Is the Retail licence the same edition (Home, Pro . . etc) as the OEM licence?

    Do you have the product key for your Retail licence?

    If so, open the Settings App, go to Update and Security - activation

    Click 'Change Product Key' and enter your retail licence key . . .
     
    DaveM121, Nov 25, 2020
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    OEM or Retail Windows?

    Hi AsusX441U

    Well, I would be concerned with the USB you purchased online, and when the seller indicated it would activate automatically, because that should not happen for any version of Windows 10 purchased, that should only happen for a pre-installed OEM licence, which
    is stored on a chip on the motherboard . . .

    You could try removing the licence key for that OEM licence, and then apply your retail licence key, but honestly, I don't know how they have got that licence to activate automatically . . .

    Click your Start Button, then just type cmd

    On the resulting list, right click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator'

    Paste this into Command Prompt and press Enter

    slmgr /upk

    Then close Command Prompt, that will have removed the current OEM licence key . . .
     
    DaveM121, Nov 25, 2020
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  4. Sharief K Win User

    What to do with OEM key after switching to Retail licence?

    Sharief K, Nov 25, 2020
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