Windows 10: Windows 10 OEM activation on a new computer

Discus and support Windows 10 OEM activation on a new computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello. I have windows 10, a bought OEM licence. In settings under 'activation' it says 'is 'activated with a digital licence linked to your Microsoft... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Owlyz, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Owlyz Win User

    Windows 10 OEM activation on a new computer


    Hello.


    I have windows 10, a bought OEM licence. In settings under 'activation' it says 'is 'activated with a digital licence linked to your Microsoft account.'


    So, will I be able to install & activate my windows 10 on a NEW computer? I was told I won't, but if I have it linked to my Microsoft account... shouldn't it mean I could be able to?


    My digital key came on a sticker, I don't own a box.


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Owlyz, Jul 16, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 OEM Activation

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:


    If its a retail license, learn how to reactivate:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 16, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jul 16, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 OEM activation on a new computer

    New Compute, Windows 10 (upgrade) Activation Transfer

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:


    Also see if you can reactivate using chat support:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 16, 2019
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