Transferring OEM license?


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    Transferring OEM license?


    I have a tablet with Windows 10 on it, so I presume the license is OEM.

    Can I transfer it to my Mac, where I want to run Windows 10 in Parallels? There seems to be a lot of conflicting advice on if you can or can't.
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    Jon12345 said:
    I have a tablet with Windows 10 on it, so I presume the license is OEM.

    Can I transfer it to my Mac, where I want to run Windows 10 in Parallels? There seems to be a lot of conflicting advice on if you can or can't.
    Rather unlikely - tablets use a bios embedded key and installer will probably reject it.

    Also the digital licence transfer mechanism does not usually work between virtual and physical machines.

    Having said that, it is a bit hit or miss, so you might get lucky.
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    Thanks for that. What about these third party OEM Windows license sites I recently came across? You can get a license for 20. No idea how reliable they are. Anyone know?
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    Mikes unboxing says it is ok. 4.99

    It is the pinned message at the beginning of the comments on his channel

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    Jon12345 said:
    Thanks for that. What about these third party OEM Windows license sites I recently came across? You can get a license for 20. No idea how reliable they are. Anyone know?
    It depends on your definition of reliable.

    Cheap keys come into 2 categories

    1) consumer oem / retail keys of varying legality

    a) genuine bargains - not a lot of those regrettably. Most are surplus oem keys.

    b) dodgy keys that break MS Ts and Cs but usually work (a lot fall into this area)
    These keys are often reused multiple times and may get blocked. However, they only need to work once to get a perpetual digital licence for pc you install it on.

    c) outright scams
    Fortunately not that common.

    2) corporate volume licence keys
    These should be avoided and do get blocked.

    In the end, you take a risk but not a major risk. You need to be prepared to lose your investment.

    Ultimately it is Russian Roulette.

    People will say I use "ABCD" and never had a issue but that is no guarantee that you will not!

    Caveat Emptor.
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    SIW2 said:
    Mikes unboxing says it is ok. € 4.99

    It is the pinned message at the beginning of the comments on his channel
    Transferring OEM license?-mikes.jpg
    Wow, that's cheap! Worth a punt. Thanks.

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    cereberus said:
    It depends on your definition of reliable.

    Cheap keys come into 2 categories

    1) consumer oem / retail keys of varying legality

    a) genuine bargains - not a lot of those regrettably. Most are surplus oem keys.

    b) dodgy keys that break MS Ts and Cs but usually work (a lot fall into this area)
    These keys are often reused multiple times and may get blocked. However, they only need to work once to get a perpetual digital licence for pc you install it on.

    c) outright scams
    Fortunately not that common.

    2) corporate volume licence keys
    These should be avoided and do get blocked.

    In the end, you take a risk but not a major risk. You need to be prepared to lose your investment.

    Ultimately it is Russian Roulette.

    People will say I use "ABCD" and never had a issue but that is no guarantee that you will not!

    Caveat Emptor.
    Good advice.
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