Reactivating Win10 info from MS - but is it OEM or RETAIL?

  1. Burgurne's Avatar
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    Reactivating Win10 info from MS - but is it OEM or RETAIL?


    Greetings.
    After reading this info from Microsoft, I'm unsure if my RETAIL Windows 10 Pro can be used next time I build a gamer-PC.
    I bought a Win8 Pro RETAIL when it was new, and this is the licens I have upgrated to Windows 10. This info from Microsoft explain how to reactivate after change of motherboard or other big hw. But I can't guess if this is about OEM or RETAIL licens My PC is at the moment activated with a digital license and a connected Microsoft account.

    Microsoft's info: https://support.microsoft.com/da-dk/...ardware-change

    Does anybody know what to do, when I next time buy new motherboard, CPU, Graphic card and SSD, and then want to install my RETAIL Windows 10 Pro?
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
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    If you upgraded from a retail licence, then windows 10 may be legally transferred to a new pc. The new tool is believed to facilitate that but its limits are not yet understood.
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  3. Burgurne's Avatar
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    Yes, I did upgrade from a Windows 8 Pro (which was upgrated to Windows 8.1 Pro) RETAIL to Windows 10 Pro. And it is still a RETAIL it writes with cmd: slmgr -dli
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  4. cereberus's Avatar
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    Burgurne said:
    Yes, I did upgrade from a Windows 8 Pro (which was upgrated to Windows 8.1 Pro) RETAIL to Windows 10 Pro. And it is still a RETAIL it writes with cmd: slmgr -dli
    That has no real meaning here - that just means retail branch which includes standalone or oem. Actually everybody says retail key, but strict term is standalone key (see EULA).
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