Windows 10: Will my activation key work on another PC?

Discus and support Will my activation key work on another PC? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hey, So, if i install Windows 10 on a flash drive from my PC and then install it on another. Can I use my activation key to activate Windows again?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by BicycleRow, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Will my activation key work on another PC?


    Hey,

    So, if i install Windows 10 on a flash drive from my PC and then install it on another. Can I use my activation key to activate Windows again?

    :)
     
    BicycleRow, Nov 26, 2016
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  2. Will activation key from other vendor work on windows 10 download?

    If you use a genuine OEM System Builder product key for Windows 10 Pro, yes, it will activate.

    Click Start > Settings > Update & security
    > Activation > Change the product key then enter the new product key then click
    Next to Activate


    Will my activation key work on another PC? [​IMG]
     
    Andre Da Costa, Nov 26, 2016
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  3. Robert__S Win User
    Will activation key from other vendor work on windows 10 download?

    I downloaded Win10 pro from the MS website and now I wish to activate it. I have noticed that activation keys purchased on the MS website are considerably more expensive than windows 10 purchased from legitimate local retailers. I am using a barebones
    machine that I assembled myself, so I can legitimately use an OEM licence.

    Can I use the licence key from a local retailer on my currently-installed copy? I have installed a lot of software on my machine already and don't wish to do a clean reinstall.

    If not - is there some way that I can "refresh" my own installation without needing to do a complete reinstallation?
     
    Robert__S, Nov 26, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Will my activation key work on another PC?

    Installing more than one copy of Windows with one license violates the EULA and is pirating.

    This tutorial contains information about moving your license/activation from one computer to another:
    Activation Troubleshooter - Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    But the first install must be removed from the first computer after the second computer is activated from the same license.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 26, 2016
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  5. Ah, okay then. Guess I won't do it.
     
    BicycleRow, Nov 26, 2016
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  6. Berton Win User
    And Activation will be an issue, as mentioned the Product Key can be used only on one machine. If an OEM/Brand machine the Key is tied only to that machine. If it's a Custom machine [or custom install] with the Retail version of Windows it can be Moved to a Replacement machine, but again only one at a time.
     
    Berton, Apr 5, 2018
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