How to Transfer Your Windows 10 License to Another Computer



How to Transfer Your Windows 10 License to Another Computer

If you purchased a windows 10 retail licence and want to transfer to new computer, I will show you how to safely deactivate the windows 10 licence product key and the transfer to a new system and activate it.

Open command prompt as administrator by typing cmd in search.

Type following commands.

slmgr -dli (This will tell you the type of key you have.)

slmgr.vbs /upk (This will uninstall your key)

slmgr.vbs /cpky (This will clear any registry key with your licence)

slmgr.vbs /ipk (Your Key) (This will install and activate your windows 10 product key)

Follow these guide lines below:

If you upgrade from a retail copy of any of these versions of windows. Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, the Windows 10 license will still have retail rights carried over from your previous version. But it can only be a one time transfer.

If you upgrade from an Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 license and it was preinstalled on a new computer as a OEM license, it cannot be transferred to another pc.

If you brought a full retail copy of Windows 10, you have the right to transfer it as many times as you want, but only on one pc at a time.

How to find windows 10 product key
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42 thoughts on “How to Transfer Your Windows 10 License to Another Computer

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    This should be very helpful to people who want to transfer windows 10 retail product key. Smash the LIKE Button ๐Ÿ‘

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Better idea… Install MX Linux on that other computer and forget about windows 10.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Interesting. I find that all of my OEM Windows 7 and Windows 8 installations that were freely upgraded to Windows 10 have magically become RETAIL licenses. Had this not prompted me to check, I would never have guessed.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I don't use my keys anymore. I just run a fake local kms server now, activate whatever I want whenever I want, fuck 'em! I'm done dealing with their bullshit. I paid for it I should be able to do what I want with it.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Yesterday I was trying to get my key from one device & found it was the same like on the other device, still key didnโ€™t work with 20H2 disk image, I still had to use my account for activation

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I followed the steps and i upgraded my windows home pc to windows 10 pro for free. This video saved me $125.00. I guess there really are some good people still out there. Respect to the guy that made this video.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Hi thanks alot
    But I need the file $OEM$ of windows 10 20h2
    To make it activated during instalation ,
    If you have it
    Please let me know the link

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Okay … so recently my computer died after a power failure … would I be able to use my old key on a new machine ??? Or would I have to contact Microsoft about this
    I am not sure but from my understanding it should be possible to do if the computer has died and is replaced
    but since it is possible when just a part of the computer has failed I was just wondering if it would be the same case here

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Slight thing confuses me (don't take much) I gave this a try just in case i needed to do a component upgrade or something else that needs a new key, i tried free pc audit and it gave me the same key as someone had already posted further down, Windows product key|VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T , this is not the same as the key i entered when i activated windows, is there a reason for this? or does the activation just change your original product key to this one ending in 3V66T?

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I've been doing this for quite some time now since I do new installations. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Has anyone got a broken windows 7 PC with a licence key sticker. That has worked for me many times

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I found it much easier to load Ubuntu Linux onto my laptop than continue with Windows. It goes so much faster now, with no cost involved. Maybe itโ€™s not for everyone, but sure works for me !

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Is it VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    That's the generic key for a digital activation… don't think it will transfer

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I have a Oem key, every 2 – 3 days i get the popup that i have to register, when i do that it will activate but the popup comes back after 3 days.
    I bought eventually a retail key, activated it but again the popup shows after 3 days, when i check the licence key (with belarc adviser) it is not the key i activated. any idea why the key wont stick?

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    If you can do this you'll have no problem installing a Linux distro and saying goodbye to Windows forever…

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I upgraded a machine from win 7 to win 8 pro by buying the full versios of win8 pro then using the free upgrade to win 10 later…. I want to transfer pro to another machine, only I was told to go out and buy a full copy of win10 by Microsoft and stop bothering them as it was "Impossible" to transfer

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    There are ways to transfer oem keys as well, but it needs a bit more than just using a script. I have been successful by cloning the entire disk and use the copy on the other computer. The source of course must not connect to the internet.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Can I transfer my windows 10 digital license linked to my Microsoft account? Make video on too.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Very useful information. I presume if I change my motherboard I will have to transfer my licence.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I ran the cmd slmgr -dli and it indicated that on two machines that they both had a Retail key. I then ran the utility mentioned in this video and it returned the generic key for Windows10 Pro that being VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    . This is the key that one can install on Windows10 to automatically select Windows10 Pro during install but will only temporarily activate Windows10. Both of these machines fall into category 1 aka upgraded from a retail copy of Windows7.

    One can also issue the slmgr /dlv but even that does not provide any really useful information.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Thanks for your information, I looked for how to transfer the license (digital version) and did some research few months ago. In windows official site, they don't tech you how to do it but just a load of shit as usual in Microsoft's documents.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Thank you for your knowledge Brian, I have learned a lot from your channel, your greatly appreciated!

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Thanks. Tried the Free PC Audit program on three activated win10 pro machines and it shows the same product key on them all. Same result with couple of other key finders.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I always like CMD video. And this very easy and perfect way to do. You save money for buying new key.nice jobs and thanks to Brian.

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Thank you, Sir. Now, this tutorial has been very useful and knowledgeable to me. Saved me some money. I can now redo my gaming PC.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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    February 23, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    Just be warned if your purchased a "Retail version" from anyone other than Microsoft store this will not work. I purchased what I thought was a legit windows key from CDKeys UK & did the same that Britec has done & Windows will not register, I spoke to MS online & they said the key numbers & code gen are pirate copies- So be warned – it might not work!

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