1. ThermoDust's Avatar
    I thought I read a while back that Microsoft will now allow you to link your Windows 7 & 8 products that were used to upgrade to Windows 10 to a Microsoft account for activation at a later date but I cannot find anything on this; Would someone please point me in the right direction...

    I ask as a I have 6 Windows 7 / 8 retail copies and I am only using Windows on 3 computers currently. How can I activation the other keys so I can use them at a later date for Windows 10.
    07-28-2016 05:35 PM
  2. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I may be wrong, but I think you need to actually upgrade the machines to W10 to get a license for 10. Tomorrow is the deadline. Act fast.
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    07-28-2016 09:19 PM
  3. thron's Avatar
    The Windows 10 entitlement key/upgrade is tied to the motherboard. If you sell the PC, so goes your key. It's not interchangeable between Microsoft accounts; it's hardware-based.

    Get Windows 10 for Free After July 29th, with a Little Prep Now
    07-28-2016 09:35 PM
  4. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Originally posted by thron
    The Windows 10 entitlement key/upgrade is tied to the motherboard. If you sell the PC, so goes your key. It's not interchangeable between Microsoft accounts; it's hardware-based.

    Get Windows 10 for Free After July 29th, with a Little Prep Now
    No. That's only true for OEM licences. Retail licences can be moved between builds.
    08-02-2016 07:23 AM

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