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Transferable Win 10 Pro Licence

Tiber1337
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Hello, so I am opening up a small shop and I need a WIN 10 Pro licence for the only computer in the shop. 

 

My questions are:

-Which licences can I transfer to any computer, IF the computer in my shop happens to break and I need to replace it ( I know that WIN10 key registers into the PC's mac address or smth)

-Where can I buy such transferable licences? How to do it? and where can I get the cheapest?

 

THANKS!

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The only license you can transfer between PCs is a retail Windows 10 license. OEM licenses are tied to a single machine and motherboard. They're not cheap though.

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1 hour ago, NelizMastr said:

The only license you can transfer between PCs is a retail Windows 10 license. OEM licenses are tied to a single machine and motherboard. They're not cheap though.

This was discussed many times. Microsoft changes that so OEM is no longer tied to motherboard but to user. And user can change motherboard now if his Windows account is linked to Microsoft account.

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5 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

This was discussed many times. Microsoft changes that so OEM is no longer tied to motherboard but to user. And user can change motherboard now if his Windows account is linked to Microsoft account.

I'll believe you if you quote me the part of the EULA that states that, as I haven't seen any official Microsoft statement that it was 100% okay to switch boards and machines around on a single OEM license, as many times as you please. It would mean a retail key has no significance anymore.

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@NelizMastr:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change

 

Additional informations:

https://www.groovypost.com/how-to-use-digital-license-to-manage-and-activate-windows-10-anniversary-update-licenses/

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-re-activate-windows-10-after-hardware-change

 

This possibility (change motherboard) was not possible before, but after Anniversary Update it's allowed. It happens because licensing changed when you linked your account to Microsoft Account. From there your activation says "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account". So, not linked to motherboard but to account. Small change but very useful for users. It has some drawbacks - since it's linked to Microsoft account, not motherboard, you cannot sell your copy of Windows (that last is only my guess).

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6 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

@NelizMastr:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change

 

Additional informations:

https://www.groovypost.com/how-to-use-digital-license-to-manage-and-activate-windows-10-anniversary-update-licenses/

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-re-activate-windows-10-after-hardware-change

 

This possibility (change motherboard) was not possible before, but after Anniversary Update it's allowed. It happens because licensing changed when you linked your account to Microsoft Account. From there your activation says "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account". So, not linked to motherboard but to account. Small change but very useful for users. It has some drawbacks - since it's linked to Microsoft account, not motherboard, you cannot sell your copy of Windows (that last is only my guess).

Ah check, thanks for the info :) 

 

The tie-in with Microsoft account is reason enough for me to still call it "not allowed" as there are plenty of reasons not to use a Microsoft account still, but hey, if you like making a bloody account for every platform you want to use...

 

I guess this means for OP that as long as the PC that has the license is for demo purposes, registering it (the OEM license) to a microsoft account would cover his needs. If demo is not enough, then a retail will be required.

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