Question my windows 10 license is stuck inside my old PC!

Jul 23, 2020
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i have a retail windows 10 pro license key.
it's stuck inside my old PC. while i have built my new pc.
the old pc got a problem in which it can't enter the desktop. but shutdown entirely before it even reach the loading screen.
in that old pc, i've signed in my microsoft account.
anyway i can just get it out of the old pc without fixing the pc first?
 

Colif

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i have a retail windows 10 pro license key.
it's stuck inside my old PC. while i have built my new pc.
the old pc got a problem in which it can't enter the desktop. but shutdown entirely before it even reach the loading screen.
in that old pc, i've signed in my microsoft account.
anyway i can just get it out of the old pc without fixing the pc first?
If you used a MIcrosoft Account on old PC, it would have auto linked your licence to the account.

Since your old licence is linked to your Microsoft account, just move the licence by running a troubleshooter on the settings/update & security/activation screen.
See - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
 

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