Cloned disk and Windows 10 liscensing


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Cloned disk and Windows 10 liscensing


    Hello,
    I have an Asus desktop PC with a Windows 10 pro OEM license. I bought a Gigabyte Brix Pro and cloned the hard drive in the Asus to a SSD for the Brix. Installed the SSD in the Brix and booted with no internet connection all works fine. I bought a Windows 10 pro retail license for the Brix. My question is when I connect the Brix to the internet to enter the new license will it affect the licensing on the Asus PC when Microsoft sees the OEM license on a different PC? I just want to be sure before I proceed.

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #2

    I think you will be OK, but Other more knowledgeable members on licensing will be here shortly.
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  3. Posts : 44
    W10 Pro 1803
       #3

    My guess is that you may have a problem since OEM license is only good on the original machine. If MS detects a major change, the license is null on the new machine.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    That would be ok, since I have a retail license for the new machine. My concern is, will that null the license on the old machine.

    Is it possible to enter the new key code before I connect to the internet?
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  5. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #5

    It won't affect the license on the old computer at all. If you want to install the new product key before connecting to the internet you can open a Command Prompt (Admin) and run:

    slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you
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