WIndows 10 in old laptop I own , building a Desktop Can i transfer windows 10 to it ?


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I want to use the windows 10 from my old laptop and throw the laptop away- is there a way to transfer it since I am the original licensee of the Software - or is it to a specific CPU / Motherboard ?
 
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Short answer..... Yes.
Caveat..... Only if your copy of Windows 10 is a Retail License (and you have to remove it from the old device).
Strictly speaking OEM or digital licenses acquired via upgrade are not transferable
 
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If it came preinstalled, or was an upgrade to a version of 7 or 8 that originally came with it, then no, like Trouble said. If it's a retail version, then yes. I've done it with retail versions of XP, 7, 8, and 10.
 
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