MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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       #170

    roy111 said:
    So if I have one Key I can install windows on several machines, using the very same key several times, but I shuold not; is it that what it means?
    Yes. A retail key is for a single install on one machine. Using it to install on another machine at the same time may activate at first, but will likely to be deactivated as a violation of the EULA.
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  2. Posts : 668
    Win 10 pro
       #171

    Oh Ok, that newer worked for me, once used that key will not activate again, maybe sometimes it works, thanks; I would not use it anyway, I'm very against using unlicenced software not to talk about pirated software who knows what may be inside that preactivated shi**t, and piracy also does not help competition in software development.
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #172

    Bree said:
    Yes. A retail key is for a single install on one machine. Using it to install on another machine at the same time may activate at first, but will likely to be deactivated as a violation of the EULA.
    Hi there

    retail can be transferred though to another machine -- it's possible you might need phone activation but it's perfectly legal provided you uninstall from the older machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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