Licensing Question - Before I Buy

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  1. H55
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    Licensing Question - Before I Buy


    It's unclear to me exactly how the licensing works with my product key if I purchase Windows 10.

    1: Will I be able to install and use my product key on both my desktop and laptop without restriction?

    2: Will I have to purchase another product key when I decide or have to build a new pc?

    I apologize if this has been answered, I was unable to find a clear cut answer.
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  2. Posts : 46
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    OOPs. You can only use Win 10 on one machine. If you have three machines and they all have a copy of Win 7, 8 or 8.1 then you can upgrade all of them for free. If you purchase a new machine, chances are it will comwe with Win 10 pre installed.
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  3. H55
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Not if your current OS is not legitimate....
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  4. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
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    H55 said:
    Not if your current OS is not legitimate....
    Sorry I will not discuss this.
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  5. H55
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    You brought it up, refer to my original post.

    I am asking about a legitimate purchased copy of Windows 10...

    Also, I could have just said I am thinking of converting from Linux....
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  6. H55
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    Gary said:
    OOPs. You can only use Win 10 on one machine. If you have three machines and they all have a copy of Win 7, 8 or 8.1 then you can upgrade all of them for free. If you purchase a new machine, chances are it will comwe with Win 10 pre installed.
    So, if I decide to upgrade to newer generation hardware and build a new pc, I have to repurchase?
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  7. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
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    H55 said:
    You brought it up, refer to my original post.

    I am asking about a legitimate purchased copy of Windows 10...

    Also, I could have just said I am thinking of converting from Linux....
    Nowhere in the OP does it say you are using a non legitimate OS and I did not bring it up.
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  8. H55
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    Gary said:
    Nowhere in the OP does it say you are using a non legitimate OS and I did not bring it up.
    My mistake, you went off topic and I gave an incorrect reply.

    You still haven't clearly answered my original questioning.

    If I buy windows 10 and install+activate, then decide to upgrade to next gen hardware by building a new pc (not purchasing a pre built and installed), will I have to repurchase Windows 10?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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    H55 said:
    It's unclear to me exactly how the licensing works with my product key if I purchase Windows 10.

    1: Will I be able to install and use my product key on both my desktop and laptop without restriction?

    2: Will I have to purchase another product key when I decide or have to build a new pc?

    I apologize if this has been answered, I was unable to find a clear cut answer.

    Hello H55, :)

    You can only use a product key to activate one installed Windows 10.

    You would need a separate product key per installation to be legal.

    If you build a new system on the same computer, then you can install and activate the same Windows 10 on it since the other installation is no longer installed.
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  10. H55
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    Thread Starter
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    So if I decide to do the right thing, and legally purchase at great expense, I'm unable to upgrade hardware or change devices?

    This appears highly unusable and uninviting as someone who upgrades their hardware often and is building new desktops.
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