Upgrade from Home to Pro by transferring a retail license

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    10 pro 64

    @NavyLCDR ... You're missing the point . From Superfly quote he's saying you can use the original 8.0 retail license keys on a second computer because in pcuaron case he can't remove the original from his stolen pc . I'm saying than what stop one from doing it on a third or fourth computer or so on since we all know a license keys is tied to one PC and yes a retail version can be used over and over on the same one PC or a transferable PC but again only on one PC at one time not on a second or third or fourth system . Again, if one calls MS and tell them that their PC has be stolen with their retail keys MS will flagged those keys and provide you new keys marking the original keys as useless . So whom took the PC and ever tries to do a reinstallation that person will realize those keys wouldn't get accepted and windows wouldn't activated. This is how it was for me with XP . I know I try using my original license keys once just see what would happen and it didn't work. Now, whether if MS has changed this rule I don't know but if Pcuaron calls MS he will know for sure. As for remote deactivation? Again I'm not referring to what you're thinking. I'm more less saying a person could use activated non legit windows 7/8/8.1 system and upgrade to Windows 10. Once it gets activated with W10 we all know then you can do a clean install, will it stay activated? Also, if one is able to reuse their retail keys of 7/8/8.1 on a second or third or fourth computer while still having it on the original system and upgrades all to W10, then gets activated for all . This were I'm saying MS can probably deactivated those systems
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  2. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro

    sn00ker said:
    @NavyLCDR ... You're missing the point .
    I'm not missing any point. What Microsoft physically ALLOWS to happen with product keys, and what is legal for the user to do with product keys are two entirely different situations. Microsoft will never put measures in place to ensure strict compliance with the EULA regarding using product keys because to do so would place hindrances to their legal use that customers would complain greatly about. That's what Superfly and I are saying. It's a completely different statement to say something can't be done and saying it isn't legal to do so.

    Sure, the OP can call Microsoft and report his laptop as stolen and the product key associated with the upgrade to Pro. However, Microsoft is in no way legally obligated to replace the stolen product key. As far as the legality of reusing the product key by the lawful owner after it has been stolen by a criminal - I edited the procedure to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro with a Windows 8 Pro upgrade product key to reflect the disagreement that we have.
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