1. lindaandjon's Avatar
    I'm selling an old laptop and it has a windows 10 licence on it that is tied to my MS account. The licence came with the laptop. Can I sell the laptop with windows 10 included and loaded? I've removed the hard drive, down a full format and then replaced it and reloaded Windows 10 fresh.
    08-05-2019 01:56 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I'm selling an old laptop and it has a windows 10 licence on it that is tied to my MS account. The licence came with the laptop. Can I sell the laptop with windows 10 included and loaded? I've removed the hard drive, down a full format and then replaced it and reloaded Windows 10 fresh.
    Hmm, good question.

    Did you upgrade to windows 10 when it was free or buy the license?

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 when it was free, you would have been given a generic key. You can find out the Productkey with Produkey by Nirsoft (free and doesn't require installation).

    You can find a list of generic product keys here:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...-editions.html
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-05-2019 04:54 AM
  3. lindaandjon's Avatar
    The laptop had Windows 8 on and was upgraded under the free upgrade scheme. I don't remember being given any key, I thought it just upgraded itself!
    08-05-2019 05:26 AM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    The laptop had Windows 8 on and was upgraded under the free upgrade scheme. I don't remember being given any key, I thought it just upgraded itself!
    In that case you have generic key therefore there shouldn't be any issues as you effectively won't be using the same key and it should validate automatically due to the Unique HW identifier for the new user. You can check this by going setting up a Generic User account (a local account) and not attach your Microsoft account.

    It should then automatically validate.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-05-2019 06:40 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Most likely you have, as said, a generic key. Therefore, once you sell it it should be fine to still use your own license for activating Windows on your new computer.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-05-2019 08:44 AM
  6. lindaandjon's Avatar
    Many thanks for the help.
    08-06-2019 12:58 AM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    @lindaandjon no problem at all, should I close down this thread?
    08-07-2019 11:56 AM
  8. lindaandjon's Avatar
    Yes please.
    08-07-2019 11:59 AM
  9. TechFreak1's Avatar
    @lindandjon no problem :), closed - if you want me to re-open it send me a PM :).
    08-08-2019 07:31 PM

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