Windows 10: Windows 10 Pro license on a dead PC, Windows 10 Home on a new one...transfer license?

Discus and support Windows 10 Pro license on a dead PC, Windows 10 Home on a new one...transfer license? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Completer motherboard failure on an older PC 10 years. Figuring new board, CPU, DDR, etc., getting a Dell XPS 8940 via Costco. Good hardware, Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by C.R.Akita, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. C.R.Akita Win User

    Windows 10 Pro license on a dead PC, Windows 10 Home on a new one...transfer license?


    Completer motherboard failure on an older PC 10 years. Figuring new board, CPU, DDR, etc., getting a Dell XPS 8940 via Costco. Good hardware, Windows Home 10. I do have the license information on my old PC Windows 10 Pro. I have a home network using Windows Server Essentials 2012 and would like the new PC to access that. Believe I need Pro for that. The new PC comes with a free upgrade to 11 when that comes out. Don't know if changing the product key would complicate this. Insight and advice appreciated.

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    C.R.Akita, Aug 10, 2021
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  2. krimetal Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade license

    The interesting question is that: the upgrade takes place before 29 of July. If I upgrade the PC (change the MB), and I transfer the Win 8.1 license to this new PC (cause 8.1 is retail FPP), will I be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free? Or a upgrade license must be bought?
     
    krimetal, Aug 11, 2021
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  3. krimetal Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade license

    Hello guys,

    I have 1 license of WIndows 8.1 FPP/retail license. I want to upgrade to WIndows 10, but I one thing is unclear to me.
    If I upgrade, will WIndows 10 license be retail or it will "turn" into some sort of OEM license?

    I ask this because I upgrade my PC, you know, more memory, replace HDD, and I intend to upgrade the MB and CPU to Kaby Lake platform sometime in the future, (and of course sell the replaced hardware)
    This thing is not clearly mentioned anywhere.

    Thank you.
     
    krimetal, Aug 11, 2021
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  4. lsylsy1 Win User

    Windows 10 Pro license on a dead PC, Windows 10 Home on a new one...transfer license?

    Transfer windows 10 Pro license to new build pc

    I would like to Transfer windows 10 Pro license from a most dead old PC to new build pc. Teach me how.
     
    lsylsy1, Aug 11, 2021
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