Windows 10 Activation Key

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TerryWood, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi @ Wilders

    I have recently acquired a new PC Win 10 64 bit, but not yet activated.

    My previous PC was an HP Pavilion 64bit with Windows 7 preinstalled on it when I bought it.

    I then went on to upgrade it under the Microsoft offer to Windows 10 Home. The PC is functional and activated.

    My questions are:

    1) Can I use either the Win 7 or Win 10 Product key of my previous PC to activate my new PC?

    2) If I try it will it deactivate my old PC and if so will I be able to reactivate my old PC (It is a backup)

    Thank you

    Terry
     
  2. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

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    @TerryWood

    hi, terry. no, you can't use your old pc's oem license to activate 10 on your new pc. because, oem licenses (for 7) and 10 licenses are tied to hw they're installed on. you can always reactivate your old pc.
     
  3. Beyonder

    Beyonder Registered Member

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    I bought a key on eBay for pocket change. Can strongly recommend it.
     
  4. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi @ Wilders

    Thanks for your replies.

    Terry
     
  5. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    The cheap OEM keys sold on eBay and other sites, are not legal. They are usually volume license keys, that are not intended to be sold individually. Aside from the fact that the product keys are being sold illegally, sometimes Microsoft will blacklist these keys. When this happens, Windows will be be deactivated and you will need to buy another product key.
     
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