Transfer os retail key for w10  


  1. Posts : 19
    Win10
       #1

    Transfer os retail key for w10


    Good morning.

    I have a desktop with a Windows 10 Retail Key.

    With a retail key I understand it can be transferred to a new PC having first unregistered it from the current PC.

    Am I correct in the above as I am likely to order a new PC without an o/s.

    Thank you
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 14,944
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2965
       #2

    Windows licences no longer use the term Retail. They refer to software being either Preinstalled or Stand-alone {i.e. bought separately}
    Transfer os retail key for w10-20180600-transfer-rights.png

    You will find a copy on your computer at **
    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\en-GB\Licenses\OEM\Core\license.rtf
    and the licence has an external reference to
    Additional Terms for Microsoft Windows - aka.ms-transfer


    {** for foreign users reading this, the folder path should be altered to point to your language-region equivalent}

    Denis
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 18,278
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    If the product key is truly from a "Fulll Packaged Retail Product", which is what Microsoft calls it:
    https://devicepartner.microsoft.com/...r-personal-use

    Then, yes, you can activate Windows 10 on a new computer with it. The Full Packaged Retail Product will come with a read only Windows 10 USB flash drive.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 7,604
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #4

    Try3 said:
    Windows licences no longer use the term Retail. They refer to software being either Preinstalled or Stand-alone {i.e. bought separately}
    Transfer os retail key for w10-20180600-transfer-rights.png

    You will find a copy on your computer at **
    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\en-GB\Licenses\OEM\Core\license.rtf
    and the licence has an external reference to
    Additional Terms for Microsoft Windows - aka.ms-transfer


    {** for foreign users reading this, the folder path should be altered to point to your language-region equivalent}

    Denis
    My HP's laptop license is in C:\Windows\System32\en-GB\Licenses\OEM\Professional
      My Computers


 

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