Windows 10 Pro Licensing
Posted on 2016-07-25
Does anyone know how "portable" a Win 10 Pro license is? In the past with XPP and Win 7 Pro, I was able to easily move disaster recovery images to similar and different hardware profiles with out issue as long as there was no duplicate operating system that could be seen. I have restored Win 10 images to the same hardware they were installed on, but have not done so to a new HDD in the same chassis nor to entirely different chassis.
These machines are 64 bit machines with 32 bit Office (not 365) installed. If I take the image of machine A and put it on hardware profile B, will the machine B relicense the O/S and Office suite as long as machine A where the image was originated is no longer active? I have done this with Win 7 Pro before, but Win 10 scares me a bit in that regard as it was a "free" upgrade from the Win 7 Pro product key that came with the box.