News How to Transfer a Windows 10 or 11 License to Another PC

BTM18

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I have a full retail version of 10 on my old pc. Built new pc. Installed 11. It never asked for key. I now have fully activated 11 on new pc, for free.
Ya sure you need to do any of this?
 

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All my windows versions I've paid for were always Full Retail, since windows 7, and I have 4 systems, the oldest being a windows 7-upgraded to 10, windows 8-upgraded to 10, and a retail Win10 home retail, and my newest build win10 pro retail, so I should be able to use that old win7 or any of the other versions full retail keys for an even newer build if i wanted to and retire my oldest 15yr old system with win7 on it. I should hope since all my versions are full retail. I very highly doubt I'd upgrade any of my newer systems to 11, I want a desktop not a phone.
 
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The transfer of digital key in this how-to is basically GARBAGE! DO NOT remove the device from the account until you have activated the key in the new PC by going through the troubleshoot step. I removed the device from the account and I am not able to transfer the key because it is not linked to the account anymore. I am able to see other device options that I haven't removed. Now I am on a call with the support agent trying to retrieve it. DO NOT follow this guide.
 

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