You have to reinstall W7, and then do the upgrade again, and then the new computer will have a legal W10. Retail licenses still allow you to shift your installation from system to system, provided you keep your product key somewhere safe. Hence why you can go back to a retail W7, and then upgrade again. But Vista, 7 and 8 and all boxed retail version i bought myself in store. But, on the other hand, that Windows 10 license was just a free bonus in the first place.
Information about what to do for activation in a particular scenario is also provided in detail. Discussion in '' started by Aabhi021290,. We have received a lot of feedback from Insiders on making it easier to activate Windows 10 on devices that take advantage of the free upgrade offer to genuine Windows by using existing Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8. Quite hit and miss, it would seem! Luckily, I found the screenshot of the key when I downloaded it from Dreamspark. I then bought a retail boxed upgrade copy of 8 in a store to upgrade 7. To clean-install Windows 10 on a machine activated in this way, you have to continually skip all the product key prompts while installing it. Windows 10 Activation Terminology Product Key refers to the traditional method of upgrading or licensing any version of Windows.
I had used my old Microsoft account for activation and my windows 10 license is linked to that account. If not, there are a number of reasons why, and an equal number of ways to fix it. Activating Windows 10 after hardware changes If you have linked your Windows 10 digital license to your Microsoft account, you can use the following direction to activate Windows 10 after hardware changes. So now i've got 2 keys in my laptop : a 8. Vista is a full version and 7 and 8 upgrade.
So it is not possible to perform a clean install, without first installing Windows 8. I have deleted my previous comments. If this is your case, you'll need to contact your system administrator. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software , you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. If your Windows 10 copy is not activated and you see a link labeled Troubleshoot as shown in the picture below. It's not about the money either; but the fact that there's no recourse for the customer to address concerns.
You can read it here for Windows 10: Basically you can transfer it to a device you own, or if you want to sell it to someone else you can, only if you are the first user of the license. Could not activate because the key was already being used on the standalone. You might have issues since its new hardware, but it's worth a shot of all else fails. Would this mean that it is possible install Windows 10 on my new machine and if so, how would I go about this? Sometimes it goes without a hitch and sometimes there's no way I can activate even with entering the Windows 7 Validation Number from the sticker on the machine. Since Windows 10 version 1511, you can use the tool to You're eager to install Windows 10.
The license thing isn't a problem. Click that option and sign in with the Microsoft account you associated your license with. I think you just got an idiot on the phone when you called. Error 0xC004C020: The activation server reported that the Multiple Activation Key has exceeded its limit This error will occur if a volume license has been activated on more systems than the Microsoft Software Licensing Terms allow. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software , you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. The free upgrade isn't being offered, except those who need special needs, which you didn't indicate was the case.
Check if Windows 10 digital license is linked to Microsoft account As said before, Windows 10 digital license is automatically linked to Microsoft account when you use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10 or when you use the above method while using a local user account. I'd like to be able to just put a drive with Win 10 on it in a hard driveless machine that had previously run 7. Please notice that license transfer and management can be confusing if you do not use descriptive computer names. How Windows 10 activates using this new method will remain unchanged. Assuming my Windows 8 license is a retail license this would surely allow me to transfer it between machines? But if need be, here's how you do it on Windows 10. Windows 10 will automatically activate online after the installation is complete.
Now is the time to snatch a cheap Windows 7 or 8 license to secure yourself that free upgrade to Windows 10. I have no idea how they do it, but everything sounds like they do like they used to. Hmm, would the latter still work even if I do this after July 29? It seems like Microsoft is hitting the nail with Windows only every other version. Have not tried it myself. Are you sure it's a retail license though? You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if i you are the first licensed user of the software and ii the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement.