Windows activation on a self-made build w/ Microsoft acc

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       #11

    Post 5 discusses buying Win 10 for $129.Why do that if Win 10 OEM is already installed and supposedly easy to bypass.
    slmgr reports the factual information stored on that specific computer.
    Any complaints about its operation,e.g. misinformation,should be directed towards Microsoft for rectification.
    The proper method of changing from OEM to Retail is via Dell and Microsoft.
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  2. Posts : 18,410
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       #12

    joeandmarg0 said:
    Post 5 discusses buying Win 10 for $129.Why do that if Win 10 OEM is already installed and supposedly easy to bypass.
    slmgr reports the factual information stored on that specific computer.
    Any complaints about its operation,e.g. misinformation,should be directed towards Microsoft for rectification.
    The proper method of changing from OEM to Retail is via Dell and Microsoft.
    So what is the user supposed to do when, through no fault of their own, they discover their OEM license is activating on the retail channel? Call Microsoft and say, "Ummm.... excuse me.....can you put me back on the OEM channel where I belong, please?!?" And what if they get a new computer and log into it with their Microsoft Account and discover their Windows 10 is activated when it isn't supposed to be? Call Microsoft again? "Ummm....excuse me again, but could you please charge my credit card $129 because you activated my Windows 10 using my Microsoft Account and you weren't supposed to?!?"
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  3. Posts : 1,568
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       #13

    The original problem of transferring a licence,has been sidetracked by too many "what ifs"
    slmgr gives a definite answer as intended by Microsoft.It is their built-in tool to do precisely that.
    If it shows "Retail",you own it.
    If it shows "OEM" you don't.
    So far as I know,licence ownership has not been posted,so fluffing around with "ummms" is pointless.
    For NavyLCDR,we will never agree and no doubt you are bursting to have the final word.We can then let TTSVids105 get on with the transfer.
    Providing it is Retail.
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  4. Posts : 18,410
    Windows 11 Pro
       #14

    joeandmarg0 said:
    The original problem of transferring a licence,has been sidetracked by too many "what ifs"
    slmgr gives a definite answer as intended by Microsoft.It is their built-in tool to do precisely that.
    If it shows "Retail",you own it.
    If it shows "OEM" you don't.
    So far as I know,licence ownership has not been posted,so fluffing around with "ummms" is pointless.
    For NavyLCDR,we will never agree and no doubt you are bursting to have the final word.We can then let TTSVids105 get on with the transfer.
    Providing it is Retail.
    Fine. If SLMGR says it was activated via the retail channel, then it must be a retail license and can be transferred freely.
    If SLMGR says it was activated via the OEM channel, then it must be currently an OEM license and cannot be transferred freely.
    If SLMGR says it was activated via the OEM channel, then the user can feel free to change their product key to the applicable generic product key provided here:
    Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions

    There is absolutely nothing in the Windows 10 EULA that prevents the user from changing the product key to the generic product key. The user is doing absolutely nothing wrong in doing so and is in full compliance with the EULA when they do so.

    Then after the user changes the product key, SLMGR will report the license as activating on the retail channel, and we go back to the license must then be retail and freely transferrable.

    I will concede, slmgr must be an accurate way of determining the type of license Windows 10 is currently activated with, and, therefore @joeandmarg0 you win. And for every post that says, "Run slmgr to see what your license is", I will reply, "Just change your Windows 10 Product Key to the matching generic product key, then run SLMGR again."
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