Can I Use Win 10 License on PC and Laptop?

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    Can I Use Win 10 License on PC and Laptop?


    I bought a win 10 license for my PC in 2016 and installed it. I'm gonna buy a laptop without an o/s. Can I use my license to install win 10 on this laptop?
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    My understanding of the licensing agreement is if this was a Retail license, not an OEM, you may transfer to another device. This assumes you stop using on old device.
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    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    My understanding of the licensing agreement is if this was a Retail license, not an OEM, you may transfer to another device. This assumes you stop using on old device.
    So its 1 license per device? I cant use the license in 2 devices at the same time?
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    One or the other, not both at the same time.
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    yahanna said: View Post
    So its 1 license per device? I cant use the license in 2 devices at the same time?
    Yes, its one license per device if its a Retail or OEM product code. You can only activate one device at any one time with those types of licenses / Product codes.
    The only exceptions are KMS and MAK, which are for corporate customers or My Visual Studio (MSDN) subscribers.
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    On two devices ...

    Yes, you can.
    No, you may not.
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    margrave55 said: View Post
    On two devices ...
    Yes, you can.
    No, you may not.
    That answer is very deceptive. ^^

    It is a FLAT NO. You can not use the same key on more than ONE active device.
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    There is a big difference between you can't do something and you are not supposed to do something. You are not supposed to drive above the speed limit, but you can.
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    Yeah it should be, You can not "legally" use the same key on more than ONE active device.


    If you abide by the end user license agreement you are restricted from activating two devices concurrently with the one Retail Windows product code. Thats my understanding anyway.
    Microsoft can't really win in this situation. If they knuckle down and make activation stricter, they get complaints when legal systems lose activation of just fail to activate.
    Ease the restrictions and people will just take advantage and abuse the system.

    Plus https://www.tenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules

    No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such assoftware, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc) - it is forum policy that no help shall be given to people who knowingly steal software or services.
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    It might work but you risk MS deactivating one of the PCs.
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