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  1.    01 Sep 2015 #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by altae View Post
    That of course is your choice. I'd try it without feeling bad. MS also does not feel bad about spying on it's users or about advertising "free" upgrades to Windows 10 that actually transfer a very expensive retail version into a cheap, hardware bound upgrade version.
    I doubt there are people that aren't happy with a free upgrade to Windows 10. And if they are, Microsoft provided ways to revert the upgrade.
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
    My question was very simple. 'Can I transfer my license from one PC to another ?', or 'Can I keep my license if I throw away my current PC and build another ?'
    No. Not in your case.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Usete...10_English.htm
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  3.    01 Sep 2015 #53
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    10 pro 64 clean install

    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
    I'll be very honest and direct here. During the TP time frame there weren't so many users, and most of them were professional, and they wouldn't have any problems with understanding. Most of the answers were answered very good and were good structured and were backed up with official information. Now most of the answers were 'probably', or 'I thing', or 'should' and so on. If you don't know the answer, don't answer. Technical questions aren't meant to be answered with opinions, they are meant to be answered with solutions.

    Marron
    Marron ... Someone already mention to you . The license is the key . They aren't 2 different things ... Software have a code of numbers ( key ) that is the license part . Just like a car has numbers/letters on the plate, that is the license . Its the samething ... But back to your question , yes or no you want to know whether you can re use your windows 10 Technical Preview version license key again, right ?
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  4.    01 Sep 2015 #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
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    It doesn't say that the device can't change, so why is it not possible in my case ?

    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    yes ,likely ,if you sold the computer with out the os installed on it ,but if you left it install on the sold computer ,then NO you can use it on the new computer
    Likely how ?
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  5.    01 Sep 2015 #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    the win8.1 key that is/was in my bios is different than the one that shows now with a key finder ,on the fresh install of win10 I have .I installed win8.1 on a new hdd ,it found the key in the bios ,I then upgraded to win10 and activated win10 ,it then showed a different key than the original win8.1 bios key, I then formatted the drive and did a clean install of win10,and the key that shows now it not the same as the bios win8 key ,,,,,so Microsoft issued me a new win10 key ,,, in a few days I'm going to change hdd and do a install of win8 .1 and to see if it uses the bios key ,I'm assuming it will do things this way
    I got the generic Windows 10 Pro key on all 4 of my upgrades. My two laptops have Windows 8.0 OEM embedded keys but were both running 8.1 Pro with my MSDN keys. After the upgrade showkey listed all three keys. If you install the correct version of Windows 8.1 it will use the embedded key automatically. I've verified it myself. My MSDN ISO's install 8.1 Core automatically without a prompt to enter a key. They activate online with no issues too. Same deal if I install Windows 8.1 from the Media Creation Tool, no prompt to enter a key and auto activation. It's only if I try to install 8.1 Pro that I get asked for a key. My two desktop PC's don't have embedded keys, they also got the same generic 10 Pro key after the upgrade.
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  6.    01 Sep 2015 #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
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    It doesn't say that the device can't change, so why is it not possible in my case ?


    Likely how ?
    Marron - how about items 4a and 4b in the terms halasz linked to. I've reread the thread and I still don't know "what license". Is it a stand alone license or is it a license that was preinstalled? Your question is simple but can't be accurately answered without sufficient data.
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  7.    01 Sep 2015 #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    Marron - how about items 4a and 4b in the terms halasz linked to. I've reread the thread and I still don't know "what license". Is it a stand alone license or is it a license that was preinstalled? Your question is simple but can't be accurately answered without sufficient data.
    From what I know you have access to my PC specs. Now can a custom built PC come with OS already installed ? It can't.
    And you said that you read the whole thread. Well I said that it's the license Microsoft gave me for being an insider.
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  8.    01 Sep 2015 #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
    It doesn't say that the device can't change, so why is it not possible in my case ?
    Because you didn't buy or upgrade from a stand-alone (i.e. Retail) license. You can hack your way around it but you aren't entitled (as I read it anyway).
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  9.    01 Sep 2015 #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
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    @Marron

    It is simple. You had Win10 Technical Preview which you converted to Win10 Pro. For all intents and purposes and with due regard to your EULA (which you would have ticked agreement), you now have what is considered to be preinstalled license.

    If you read your EULA you will see that this license cannot be transferred to a new device. It does say the license can be transferred to a new user together with the device (as they are now attached). You are therefore required to purchase either a standalone or preinstalled license for your new device.
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  10.    01 Sep 2015 #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyMe View Post
    @Marron

    It is simple. You had Win10 Technical Preview which you converted to Win10 Pro. For all intents and purposes and with due regard to your EULA (which you would have ticked agreement), you now have what is considered to be preinstalled license.

    If you read your EULA you will see that this license cannot be transferred to a new device. It does say the license can be transferred to a new user together with the device (as they are now attached). You are therefore required to purchase either a standalone or preinstalled license for your new device.
    He's trying to see if he can scam Microsoft were by using his Win10 Technical Preview version on 2 different computers since he already upgraded to 10 pro on his " older " pc and now what to see if he can re use the Win10 Technical Preview on the new one and then get the upgrade to 10 pro .... Good luck with that
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