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  1.    10 Jun 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Yes the same applies. There was nothing in the insider program that promised the person would obtain a free, transferrable license for Windows 10 for participating in the program.
    Yes that is true, but what I got from the OP original post was that he was trying to repair his insider "activated" version. There was no mention of a regular W10 licensed activated version. Would be great if he could clarify some more.
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  2.    10 Jun 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    That is correct. If you read the terms of the free upgrade promotional offer, Microsoft only offered to upgrade DEVICES running Windows 7/8/8.1 for free.
    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Yes the same applies. There was nothing in the insider program that promised the person would obtain a free, transferrable license for Windows 10 for participating in the program.
    Thanks for the clarification peeps.
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  3.    10 Jun 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by meebers View Post
    Yes that is true, but what I got from the OP original post was that he was trying to repair his insider "activated" version.
    Not repair, but just re-install. I am clear on this issue now.

    Basically, if I want to re-install Win10 (I have an activated insider license), I can do, and it will re-install fine. I just can't transfer the license to a different computer.

    If however, I change some key components, such as a motherboard, MS treats this as a new computer. If I phone them informing that I've upgraded my PC, they might sort me out, at their discretion, although they don't have to.

    Fair enough.
    Last edited by tengeezer; 10 Jun 2016 at 11:12.
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  4.    10 Jun 2016 #14
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    Just to clarify - if I had a bought a retail version of Win10, e.g. on usb, I would be allowed to remove and then transfer the license to a different computer, correct?
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  5.    10 Jun 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by tengeezer View Post
    Just to clarify - if I had a bought a retail version of Win10, e.g. on usb, I would be allowed to remove and then transfer the license to a different computer, correct?
    Yes.
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  6.    10 Jun 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by tengeezer View Post
    Just to clarify - if I had a bought a retail version of Win10, e.g. on usb, I would be allowed to remove and then transfer the license to a different computer, correct?
    If you remove ( uninstall ) it from computer A, you are free to use the key to install Win 10 to computer B.

    Rule : one key , one install.
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  7.    10 Jun 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    If you remove ( uninstall ) it from computer A, you are free to use the key to install Win 10 to computer B.
    I notice your usage of the word "uninstall". Does this mean I MUST uninstall in order to remove the license? Or can I simply format my harddrive on computer A. And install Win10 on computer B.

    I.e. does a format of a drive remove the license?
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  8.    10 Jun 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by tengeezer View Post
    I notice your usage of the word "uninstall". Does this mean I MUST uninstall in order to remove the license? Or can I simply format my harddrive on computer A. And install Win10 on computer B.

    I.e. does a format of a drive remove the license?
    There is no explicit de-activation of Windows on the old machine.

    You may have to activate the installation on the new PC by telephone.

    I don't know whether there would be any consequences if you connected the old machine to the internet while continuing to use the original license on it. In the old (Windows XP) days, you could get away with it, but I doubt that Microsoft still allows that to stand.
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  9.    10 Jun 2016 #19

    Basically, it boils down to... if you registered as an Insider before the deadline - you have digital entitlement - thus installing any version of the same edition subsequently, is cool - using an Insider account or not.

    Subsequent to the deadline an activated 10240 with a Win 7/8 genuine licence is required for digital entitlement.
    Last edited by Superfly; 10 Jun 2016 at 12:22. Reason: semantics, spelling and stuff...
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  10.    10 Jun 2016 #20
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    Thanks, but it still doesn't answer my question:

    Does a format of a drive remove the license?
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