1.    04 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10

    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
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  2.    04 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    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.
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  3.    04 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggorm 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.
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  4.    04 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    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
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  5.    04 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much guys!

    Highly appreciated.
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