Transfer windows to new pc

player100

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Hello everyone, I purchased windows 8.1 retail disk from Amazon few years back and upgraded it to windows 10 later for free.

Now I am building a new pc.

Can I transfer my genuine license to my new rig.
And if yes what is the process?
 

Æsoteric Positron

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I think the only thing you have to do is put the license key after install, ur older PC will deactivate by itself. Just enter activate windows from settings.
If you upgraded from a retail copy of Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, the Windows 10 license carries the retail rights from which it was derived – can be transferred. But under Microsoft’s rules, you are only entitled to a one time transfer.
Anyway this is the command (run from command prompt )to deactivate ur old PC.
Code:
slmgr.vbs /upk
Here is an excellent article listing the steps
 
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omega44-xt

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Login using your microsoft account in old PC. Key will get linked to your account. Then login in new PC using same ID. License will get transferred into it.
Even I think the process is this simple for retail keys, but don't know for sure.
 
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