How does restore to dissimilar hardware work?

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  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #11

    Something I thought of, but don't know if it's required:

    Is the OP using a retail key(required)
    Does the OP need to deactivate the key first using slmgr /upk before he moves his system, then reuse it?
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
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       #12

    Cliff S said:
    Something I thought of, but don't know if it's required:

    Is the OP using a retail key(required)
    Does the OP need to deactivate the key first using slmgr /upk before he moves his system, then reuse it?
    If solely a digital licence e.g. an upgrade from 7/8 in which case no.

    If key was a retail standalone key, then generally you can reactivate licence on new PC several times before it complains, and then you might need telephone activation, so no really.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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    cereberus said:
    If solely a digital licence e.g. an upgrade from 7/8 in which case no.

    If key was a retail standalone key, then generally you can reactivate licence on new PC several times before it complains, and then you might need telephone activation, so no really.
    Ok. Better to ask and learn, than die stupid(something they say in Germany, but sounds better in German too)
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  4. cereberus's Avatar
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       #14

    Cliff S said:
    Ok. Better to ask and learn, than die stupid(something they say in Germany, but sounds better in German too)
    There is no such thing as a stupid question, only stupid answers (trolling type questions excepted of course).
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