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  1. sneak3's Avatar
    Hey guys!

    So quick question. I have a macbook pro with windows 10 activated in a bootcamp partition. It was an upgrade hardware activation from windows 8.

    Now I'm replacing my macbook for another one with different specs. Can I clone my current bootcamp partition and transfer it to my new mac without any sort of windows activation issues?

    Or as soon as I connect to the internet it will read the different mac hardware and tell me I need to purchase a new license?
    12-10-2016 04:30 AM
  2. Dilver's Avatar
    Hi, i think you need to purchase new one as it is subject of different system.
    holdum333 likes this.
    12-10-2016 06:21 AM
  3. mjperry51's Avatar
    Hey guys!

    So quick question. I have a macbook pro with windows 10 activated in a bootcamp partition. It was an upgrade hardware activation from windows 8.

    Now I'm replacing my macbook for another one with different specs. Can I clone my current bootcamp partition and transfer it to my new mac without any sort of windows activation issues?

    Or as soon as I connect to the internet it will read the different mac hardware and tell me I need to purchase a new license?
    I believe there's process where you can "transfer" the W10 license to new hardware working with Microsoft. Thought I was where someone in the forums here had done it.
    holdum333 likes this.
    12-10-2016 08:05 AM
  4. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi @sneak3 Please do not double post. You asked this question in Ask A Question and was answered there. You have also been answered here by two members. Now three members
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...ml#post3602545

    It depends on your license. Any user upgrading from Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 will be issued with a Windows 10 digital entitlement directly linked to your system hardware — namely, your motherboard. While rumors have persisted that Microsoft will try to resell you Windows 10 in the event of an upgrade, it isn’t true.
    Last edited by holdum333; 12-10-2016 at 11:16 AM.
    12-10-2016 10:36 AM
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