Windows 10: Can I take my Windows 10 license with me to a new laptop? Solved

  1.    04 Sep 2017 #1

    Can I take my Windows 10 license with me to a new laptop?


    Hi,

    I have Windows 10 installed on a laptop were the hard disk appears to be faulty. I plan on either change the hard disk or get a new computer entirely.

    Can I deactivate Windows 10 on my current laptop and take it with me to the new one, or do I need to buy a new license?

    Thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    04 Sep 2017 #2

    Moving Windows 10 to a new computer - Microsoft Community

    Transferring license to new computer - Windows 10 Forums

    Hi, I hope these search results where this question was previously asked will help.

    Please post and further specific question.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,438
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       04 Sep 2017 #3

    Hoggorm said: View Post
    I plan on either change the hard disk or get a new computer entirely.
    If you just change the disk then there's nothing you need to do. The disk is not counted as part of the hardware ID used to match you PC to your digital licence held on Microsoft's activation servers. Just put in a new disk, do a clean install of the same edition (Home or Pro) as you had before. Skip entering a key if asked for one during the install. It should activate automatically as soon as it can contact the activation servers.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    04 Sep 2017 #4

    There is also this from Microsoft, and it does not differentiate between OEM license and full retail:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    04 Sep 2017 #5

    Thank you very much guys!

    Highly appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I have a broken old laptop. However, it does have one useful thing: a Win7 license key. Can I use this key to install Win7 on a desktop and upgrade to Win10? The laptop authenticity sticker on the underside says its "Home Premium OA" and OA I...
Your windows license will expire soon in Windows Updates and Activation
Hey guys, I keep getting the "your windows license will expire soon" popup in the Win 10 anniversary update. I disabled Windows License Manager and Windows Update in services.msc and did the slmmgr rearm thingy in CMD. Initially it kept popping up...
I would like to upgrade a spare dreamspark Win 8 Pro key to Win 10 before the deadline. I also have a laptop that has Win 10 Home (upgraded from OEM Win 8 by digital entitlement). With the dreamspark key, I assume that this laptop can be upgraded...
Hi, So my laptop is in dire need of replacing. Lots of things don't work anymore and after a lot of help from both here and sevenforums, i'm biting the bullet and replacing it. The problem is I plan to buy a laptop in Russia, where I live and...
Windows 10 License Key in General Support
After upgrading my Laptop and PC I checked for my License using Speecy and both have the same key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T Which I would assume it's a generic one. I actually tried doing a fresh install of Windows 10 after upgrading and...
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 09:40.
Find Us