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Transfer a Windows Licence to another PC

Posted on 2014-01-16
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I have a new laptop running Windows 8.1 Standard.

My old laptop runs 8.1 Pro.

Is there a way to downgrade my old laptop to standard and upgrade my new one to pro using the existing licences ?

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Question by:Dodsworth
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by:helpfinder
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if it´s OEM then it won´t be possible I guess - OEM license should be valid for that particular machine and not possible to migrate to another.
What you can do is to buy updgrade from win 8.1 to 8.1 Pro - it should be around 100 USB
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by:Dodsworth
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The Pro version is not OEM.
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by:Aditya Arora
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No. it is not possible to use your existing old laptop license to new laptop. In new laptop you need to buy separate Upgrade license.

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by:McKnife
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It's technically possible. Whether it's legal might depend on the jurisdiction in your country. In Europe, it would be legal, I did such things and Microsoft joyfully even helped me to activate those by phone even after telling them what exactly was being performed.
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by:Dodsworth
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I'm in Europe ! What do I do ?
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Just do it. Make sure you have the keys to both versions, image-backup your old Systems (just in case anything goes horribly wrong) and install. If you don't have the media to install, you'll have to download those/borrow those - just make sure to have one pro and one "Standard". Languages (if you don't find localized downloads) can be installed later as language packs.
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