Windows 10: Installing on another computer
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Retail can be moved from one PC to another. The one Retail product code can only ever be used on one PC at any one time. Even Education? Do you have a link to where it says it can be installed on two PC's with the same key? I'm running Education on my PC's. I'm using my MSDN keys which are listed as Retail. Well I was, up until I upgraded to the Anniversary Edition. Now they show as activated with a Digital Entitlement?
Removing a device from your Devices list does not deactivate it. I do it all the time. I don't like the lame names Windows auto assigns a PC on a clean install so I change it. Sometimes the old name stays on my devices list anyway and I delete it.
I am pretty sure its on the Dreamspark website. Anyhow I have two pcs running Ed with the same key.
If you look at the post by Andre in the following thread it confirms that, the one marked as answer is just redirecting to technet.
Windows 10 Education - How many PC - Microsoft Community
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