Windows 10: I sell my PC and make a new one from parts. Can I keep my license ? Solved

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  1.    01 Sep 2015 #61

    WhyMe said: 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.
    I think most users ticked that without reading ... Anyway, good to know. It actually makes sense that it acts as a 'preinstalled' license, because they said 'Freely use win10 on the devices that you have already installed it on', or something similar.
    Thanks. I'll just buy a retail license (even if it's expensive).
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #62

    sn00ker said: View Post
    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
    Nope. I'm not. I'm just going to sell my PC somewhere in October (a kid's father wants to give his son a good gaming PC for his birthday, so he asked me to sell mine) and then I'll buy a new one. Building a PC is always fun, and it's a good opportunity to try out water cooling. And just to note, I'm already grateful enough to Microsoft to not pirate their OS anytime soon. They let me be an insider, and I learned a lot of cool stuff in that time-frame, (commands like sfc /scannow, or how to move files from command line when explorer got completely corrupted, installed the OS many times in many different ways, upgrades, clean installs, played with buggy versions of windows, installed the most stable versions on friend's computers etc.), and what's more, they gave me free licenses for a bunch of computers: my PC, my laptop, my mum's PC, one of my best friend's laptop and that kid's old laptop. So I'll buy a retail version to say 'thanks' (and to activate my new PC, of course, even if it's expensive).


    Now @alphanumeric
    I wonder why you didn't say anything about the topic though.
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  3.    01 Sep 2015 #63

    Do you have a Retail Windows 7 or 8.1 copy kicking around? If it's not currently installed on any PC, install it on your new PC then do the free upgrade again. And save a few bucks.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       01 Sep 2015 #64

    Marron said: View Post
    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.
    I'm still and insider ,can you tell me how or where you had to go in the insider preview to get the free key for win10 pro from Microsoft
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  5.    01 Sep 2015 #65

    caperjack said: View Post
    I'm still and insider ,can you tell me how or where you had to go in the insider preview to get the free key for win10 pro from Microsoft
    I think some just got lucky. They opted out (stopped insider builds) while running 10240 and it stayed activated.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       01 Sep 2015 #66

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I think some just got lucky. They opted out (stopped insider builds) while running 10240 and it stayed activated.
    oh, maybe I will opt out to see what happens
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  7.    01 Sep 2015 #67

    caperjack said: View Post
    I'm still and insider ,can you tell me how or where you had to go in the insider preview to get the free key for win10 pro from Microsoft
    I don't have a free key. My PC is activated with the a generic key. Did I say that I got a free key somewhere ? Just do 'slmgr /xpr' and it'll tell you.
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  8.    01 Sep 2015 #68

    caperjack said: View Post
    oh, maybe I will opt out to see what happens
    And I didn't opt out (and actually I dunno how to opt out or if it was possible). But I think you would be interested if I note this. I did a clean install with the official windows 10 iso (the one that you create with their program) and the PC got activated by itself. Just skip the serial key part and when you get into windows check and it'll be activated (that's probably the 'bound to hardware' part), but I did login with the same account that I was previously logged in (my account)
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  9.    01 Sep 2015 #69

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Do you have a Retail Windows 7 or 8.1 copy kicking around? If it's not currently installed on any PC, install it on your new PC then do the free upgrade again. And save a few bucks.
    @alphanumeric
    I do have a retail key, but I have no idea how to use it. It's the key that came with my laptop. When I installed Windows 10 (Technical Preview) on my laptop I wiped it's SSD so I don't use it any more, but it's still written near my laptop's battery.
    But when I checked that key on Microsoft's website I get this:

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    EDIT: On a note, it's a Win7 PRO key.
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  10.    01 Sep 2015 #70

    Marron said: View Post
    Nope. I'm not. I'm just going to sell my PC somewhere in October (a kid's father wants to give his son a good gaming PC for his birthday, so he asked me to sell mine) and then I'll buy a new one. Building a PC is always fun, and it's a good opportunity to try out water cooling. And just to note, I'm already grateful enough to Microsoft to not pirate their OS anytime soon. They let me be an insider, and I learned a lot of cool stuff in that time-frame, (commands like sfc /scannow, or how to move files from command line when explorer got completely corrupted, installed the OS many times in many different ways, upgrades, clean installs, played with buggy versions of windows, installed the most stable versions on friend's computers etc.), and what's more, they gave me free licenses for a bunch of computers: my PC, my laptop, my mum's PC, one of my best friend's laptop and that kid's old laptop. So I'll buy a retail version to say 'thanks' (and to activate my new PC, of course, even if it's expensive).


    Now @alphanumeric
    I wonder why you didn't say anything about the topic though.
    You don't have to take the expensive route if money is an issue . I would instead try to buy an oem version of either windows 7 pro/ultimate or windows 8 pro and then get the free upgrade to windows 10 pro . It much cheaper and you can re install windows 10 as many times as you like on your new computer . The only advantage for getting a retail version is if you're planning to transfer that windows on a new computer again, and again and again and so on
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