I have purchased a new PC and I would like to transfer Windows license from my old PC to the new one. I am using Windows 10 (which was upgraded from Win 8.1) on my older computer and is activated with a licence linked to my Microsoft account. On my new PC, I have installed fresh copy of Win 10 using Media Creation Tool. To activate Windows on the new PC, I attempted the following, but have not deactivated Windows on the old PC (deactivation procedure described here)-
Update & Security >
I changed hardware on this device recently> Logged into my connected Microsoft account >
This is the device I’m using right now >
After performing the above, I am unable to activate Windows on my new PC. Please help me with the following-
- Do I need to deactivate windows on older PC first?
- Does Microsoft entitle users to transfer licenses to new PC?
- Is there anything else which I have missed out?
If this helps-
slmgr -dli gives the following