Custom built PC may have died.


  1. Posts : 11
    windows 10 pro 64 bit
       #1

    Custom built PC may have died.


    If my old desktop with a validated Windows 10 Pro OS has died and must be replaced with a new custom built PC, will my Windows 10 be usable on the new PC or must I buy another new Windows 10 OS?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,490
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    It depends, the version that comes with an OEM/Brand computer is tied to only that computer but the Retail version normally used on Custom-built computers can be transferred to a Replacement computer but can't be installed/used on both at the same time.
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  3. Plankton's Avatar
    Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Also, if the PC did have some sort of catastrophic crash.....a phone cal to MS explaining said situation, MS may reactivate it for you. I have done this personally when replacing failed HDD's on laptops as well with CPU failures on some OEM and Custome built towers.

    See this link for numbers: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Lice...vation-centers
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