1. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Product key association disable on old pc


    Hey,


    I sold my old pc to a friend. He installed some missing parts (HDD, GPU and RAM). Then we installed Windows 10 Home 64-bit version from USB stick. I was surprised to see that windows was automatically activated after that. I did some digging and found out that it is using my product key, which i use now in my own new pc. My friend does not have his own product key, the idea was that he just uses the unactivated windows with limited features.


    I uninstalled my Windows 10 product key via command prompt in friends computer (as i understand this is only local solution, if he reinstall windows or clicks the active button, it reactivates automatically with my product key) and now it says windows is not activated, but my product key is still shown with Produkey app in his pc. So far windows is still activated my own pc.


    My questions:

    1. Is this all i need to do?
    2. How do i get rid of product key showing still with product key showing apps on my friend's computer?
    3. Is there a way to get rid of association of my product key on that old pc that i sold to friend?


    EDIT: I originally installed windows 10 via upgrade option from Windows 7, if that matters.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,423
    Windows 10 Pro
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    It's not "your" product key. It is the generic Windows 10 product key that everyone gets when they upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1.
    Clean Windows 10 Install for Free: This is the Only Way | PCsteps.com

    Scroll down to Can I Find the Windows 10 Product Key

    And, BTW, using Windows 10 unactivated with the limited features violates the End Users License Agreement:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Uset...10_English.htm

    5. Authorized Software and Activation. You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.
    Your friend that has the computer now should just enter the generic Windows 10 Home product key and let it activate from the digital license stored on Microsoft Activation Servers.

    This is the Windows 10 Pro Product key from an upgrade (on my computer):
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture.JPG 
Views:	20 
Size:	32.0 KB 
ID:	110726

    this is the Windows 10 Home Product key from an upgrade (also on my computer):
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture1.JPG 
Views:	20 
Size:	32.3 KB 
ID:	110727
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Word Association [8]
Bait
Chillout Room
Word Association [4]
Full
Chillout Room
Word Association [3]
Tape :) A Guy
Chillout Room
Word Association [2]
Griddle A Guy
Chillout Room
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:35.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums