Transfer Win 10 license to another macbook?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mackie8, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. mackie8 macrumors 6502

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    i purchase win 10 license and use it on my macbook .. but now im planning to return the macbook to apple bacause of some issues... can i still use the win10 license to another macbook? how can i do that?
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If it's a full copy not an upgrade you have the ability to move it.
     
  4. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    You still have to deactivate it first otherwise the second machine won't automatically activate
     
  5. mackie8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes full copy... I need to deactivate then remove bootcamp? I cant just remove bootcamp?
     
  6. doynton macrumors 6502

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    Yes, just removing bootcamp partition is sufficient. You just don't want to be in the situation where 2 computers are trying to use the same key. You'd imagine Apple would reformat the drive anyway but just to be safe...

    If it doesn't accept your key when installing windows on the new Mac click on "I don't have a key" and complete installation. Then once Windows is installed from command prompt enter slui 4 and follow the wizard to activate by telephone. Normally though the first few activations don't require telephone activation.
     
  7. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Let's take my experience.

    On Saturday I built a new Skylake PC. I already had Boot a Camp installed on my Mac Pro. When I tried to activate Windows 10 on the Skylake I was not allowed to even though I signed in with my Microsoft account,p.

    You can't just 'remove Boot Camp'. Microsoft will not know anything about the installation not being used anymore. There is no deactivation sent to them if you just delete a Boot Camp partition. So you must deactivate.

    So I followed the intrusions to deactivate Windows 10 on the Mac Pro, then I could activate the Skylake after one minute.

    If you did remove Boot Camp without deactivating Windows and then can't activate in your new computer, just contact Microsoft online chat or by phone and then they will ask some proof of your situation. Then they will deactivate the old install.
     

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