1.    09 Aug 2016 #1
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    Is there a tutorial on transfer license to a new machine? :Eula 4b.


    EULA clause 4b states:

    b. Stand-alone software. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software), you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.
    It is not clear how this may be done, especially if the upgrade to Windows 10 was done from a retail copy of 7 or 8.x, or 8MCE.

    I cannot find a tutorial here on Tenforums.
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  2.    09 Aug 2016 #2
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    Would have thought install W10 ISO....and activate with Product ID.
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  3.    09 Aug 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    EULA clause 4b states:

    It is not clear how this may be done, especially if the upgrade to Windows 10 was done from a retail copy of 7 or 8.x, or 8MCE.

    I cannot find a tutorial here on Tenforums.
    As we all know, Windows 10 is a "whole new ballgame" but in the past, when I transferred Windows from one machine to another, it wouldn't activate, and then it gave a phone number to call. Call that number and they give you a long string of numbers to plug in; once done, you will be activated on the new machine and will be asked if you took Windows off the old machine.
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  4.    09 Aug 2016 #4
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    So it may only be done by phone now? - there is no "new hardware transfer assistant" or Microsoft Account "digital entitlement switcher" available yet?
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  5.    09 Aug 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    So it may only be done by phone now? - there is no "new hardware transfer assistant" or Microsoft Account "digital entitlement switcher" available yet?
    As far as I know, there never has been a "new hardware transfer assistant". At least I've never seen one. I've transferred Windows to new computers several times and always had to "make the phone call".

    But, as I said, Windows 10 is a whole new ball game!
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  6.    09 Aug 2016 #6
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    Have a look at this and see if it helps. It was posted by another forum member in another thread, http://www.windowscentral.com/how-re...ardware-change
    I've only glanced at it and haven't looked at it in detail yet.
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  7.    09 Aug 2016 #7
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    Thanks, both Wynona and Alphanumeric for the suggestions, tried the process in Alphanumeric's link earlier, but drew a blank - well - it came back to Wynona's suggestion!

    I'll wait a while, nothing is urgent, these days!
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  8.    09 Aug 2016 #8
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    Usually you would like the digital license on the PC to your Microsoft account (MSA) to then be able to use the Activation Troubleshooter to activate the PC after a hardware change.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...ows-10-pc.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    10 Aug 2016 #9
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    Thanks, Shawn, if you need to replace a dying laptop (broken screen, broken hinges, dead touchpad and faulty keyboard) with a desktop then the license activation troubleshooter does not recognise the laptop's MSA linked digital license as being the right "type" for transfer to a desktop replacement:

    • The type of device you’re activating doesn’t match the type of device you linked to your digital license.
    The EULA does not state a prerequisite device to device "type" for the transfer, and neither does the EULA state that a Microsoft Account is a prerequisite for the ability to transfer under the terms of 4b.

    Solved it, possibly not in the most elegant way 10th August 2016.

    Took the old disk (40GB IDE!) from the old laptop that had the original clean Windows 7 image restored to it, and installed it in the new desktop. Booted into Windows 7 on that disk, and it reported genuine. Then I let it update drivers, created genuine ticket using GatherOSState.exe from 1511 install disk copied to desktop. Created new Windows 10 partition of 20GB and clean installed 1511x86 onto it. Installed GenuineTicket.xml. Logged in with MSA. Did some upgrades and rebooted a couple of times. Checked activation - activated with a digital license (did not say linked to MS Account, strangely).

    Shut down, swapped out old disk, and replaced with disk that had 1607 clean installed on new machine on 9 August, set up as Insider, Fast ring with MSA, not activated yet.

    Booted up and the 1607 is activated with a digital license linked to my Microsoft account.

    So long Travelmate after 10 years. It was the final straw when I could not upgrade from 10586 with Windows Updates.
    Last edited by Fafhrd; 10 Aug 2016 at 12:13. Reason: substituted "elegant"
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