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Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:24 AM
Posted 24 December 2017 - 09:14 AM
Unless the owner has wiped the original system hard drive...the Windows install and applicable license on an OEM (Dell, Lenovo, etc.) laptop is tied strictly to the system purchased and is not transferable to a new laptop or any desktop.
Posted 24 December 2017 - 09:31 AM
Not all EULA provisions are legally enforceable. The EULA itself acknowledges this fact. See you in court!
Edited by Drillingmachine, 24 December 2017 - 09:32 AM.
Posted 24 December 2017 - 01:04 PM
Sadly you will need a new license, but you dont necessarily have to spend a lot of money on it.
There are places where you can get a windows key for cheaper, I am not saying piracy mind you but there are places where you can get a windows 10 key for less then what microsoft wants.*
Getting a windows install disk is easier but you have to have a working computer for that.
*Mind you I am not going to link you to a place where you can get this as doing so is a real murky subject.
Gray markets are not illegal but linking to them I feel should be discouraged
Edited by MadmanRB, 24 December 2017 - 01:08 PM.
Posted 24 December 2017 - 08:22 PM
Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:02 PM
Legally, probably not. The only Windows license you can transfer to a new machine is a retail license. If you purchased the laptop and it came with Windows and you did not purchase a retail license to upgrade then you have an OEM license which is legally tied to the laptop. If you purchased a retail license for an upgrade you can transfer the license, provided it is not installed on another machine.
Realistically, it is possible, but not legal.
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