Windows 10: Q: Moving license from one PC to another Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10 Pro
       28 Feb 2017 #1

    Q: Moving license from one PC to another

    Details pls:

    3 yrs ago I purchased Windows 8.1 Pro (Retail !)

    I reinstalled to have Windows 10 pro.Now I want buying a new PC.

    Can I move the license to the new PC?

    If not:

    Can I add an HDD, and change CPU?

    Thanks guys
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  2. Fafhrd's Avatar
    Posts : 1,928
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       28 Feb 2017 #2

    Yes you can transfer the retail license you purchased for 8.1 to a new machine. You have rights to transfer the upgraded windows 10 to the new machine in place of the Windows 8.1 installation. Not both. If you have a Microsoft account linked to your Windows 10, the activation after transfer should take place automatically.

    You must remove the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Pro from the old machine to comply with EULA terms. If the old machine had a license for an earlier version of Windows, you can reinstall that older version for transfer to a new owner, or for reuse by yourself.

    If, instead, you wish to add an HDD, and change CPU, that should not affect your Windows 10 installation.
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       28 Feb 2017 #3

    Thank you so much Fafhrd!!!


    I couldn't expect any better answer.

    I'm very glad to know my Retail license of 8 is good to serve as a 10 in a new computer.
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  4. Fafhrd's Avatar
    Posts : 1,928
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       28 Feb 2017 #4

    Your'e welcome! Welcome to Tenforums. :)
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  5.    28 Feb 2017 #5

    Here's a couple Microsoft links to help you, @Dowin,

    Look at "You recently made a significant hardware change" in the link above.

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