Windows 10: New computer: transfer license Solved


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       05 Jun 2017 #1

    New computer: transfer license


    My antique pc died today and I'm now working on a new HP Pavilion which came with Win 10 Home. I have a recent iso DVD of Win 10 Pro and plan on installing it. How can I transfer my license?
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  2.    05 Jun 2017 #2

    Do you have a 10 Pro key?

    If not, were you running version 1607 or later and logging in with MS account.

    Do you still have old hdd - you may be able to extract 10 Pro key from it?
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  3. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
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       05 Jun 2017 #3

    Old hdd says need formatting, so I think it's dead. I think I do have a product key somewhere; I'll look for it.
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  4. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
    Thread Starter
       09 Jun 2017 #4

    Found a key. But it's from 8/15 and may be superseded. Won't know until I try.
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  5.    10 Jun 2017 #5

    Product keys don't expire with time. They do get blocked from overuse, though.
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