Transfer W10 licence to another Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Uplift, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Uplift macrumors 6502

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    I installed Windows 10 on my macbook (bootcamp) using a free upgrade from Windows 10.

    I don't think I received a key or anything it is linked to the hardware and automatically activates... digital entitlement or something.

    I'm selling my MBP due to upgrade, is it possible to install W10 on my new mac or is that licence now stuck on the old mac?

    Thanks
     
  2. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Assuming its a retail box product you could move it to another device.
    if its OEM version then it's lost - but saying that it couldn't really legally install on the mac in the first place.
     
  3. Uplift thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was one of those old MSDN licences, I had some lying around for Windows 7 home basic, I was able to install it and claim the free upgrade.
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Windows 10 now allows you to directly enter a Windows 7 key. You will need an W10 installer from after the November update.
     
  5. OldMike macrumors 6502

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    If you have not sold your MBP yet, and your license is a retail license, you can try this:

    On your old MBP - remove the product key by going into Admin Command Prompt and typing:

    slmgr.vbs /upk


    On your new machine activate Windows with your license key.

    This used to work in the past, and I have not tried it recently.
     
  6. Uplift thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still got my old MBP i'll give it a go thanks
     
  7. jam_ macrumors member

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    Hey did removing the key work? Trying to figure this out myself.
     

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