Windows 10 is pre-installed and turned on when you purchase a new PC/ computer. But if you build a new system, a new license will be required, which may cost you several hundred or thousands according to your edition. However, you could move the Windows 10 product key/ license to the new computer/ PC to save the money if you plan to remove an ancient scheme. In the article, we guide you the whole process to transfer Windows 10 license/ product key to another computer.

Transfer Windows 10 license/product key to another computer

You are authorized to pass the permit into a new computer/ PC if you have a device with a retail copy of Windows 10, so the method develops by removing licenses from the older machine and applied the same license/ product key on the new computer/ PC.

To transfer a Windows 10 license to another computer follow this procedure step by step:

Uninstall Windows 10 from old computer

Follow the following steps to remove the Windows 10:

Click the Search button. Type Command Prompt in the search bar. Right click on the option Command Prompt and select Run as administrator as the following image is showing:

Open Windows command prompt with administrative privileges

As you will select the option Run as administrator, following screen will appear:

Run as administrator

Now type the command:

slmgr / upk

to remove the license from this computer/ PC and press Enter key. The following screen will appear:

Uninstall Windows product key

As product key/ license is removed, now you need to remove the license from the registry as well. To remove the license from the registry type:

slmgr /cpky

and press Enter key. The following screen will appear:

remove the license from the registry

Once these steps are finished, the product key/ license can be used to activate another Windows 10 computer.

Install the same license on another Windows 10

To install old product key/ license to another Windows 10, follow these steps:

Click the Search button. Type Command Prompt in the search bar. Right click on the Command Prompt option and select Run as administrator option as the following image is indicating:

select Run as administrator option

As you will select the option Run as administrator, following screen will appear:

Admin command prompt

Now type a command with an old product key to reuse it on another Windows 10. The command will be

slmgr / ipk 00000-00000-00000-00000-00000

After entering command press the Enter key and following screen will appear:

Set new license key

Note: 00000-00000-00000-00000-00000 will be the product key you want to reuse.

Now if you want to verify that license/ product key is active, you can check that by typing the command

slmgr / dlv

and press Enter key. The following screen will appear:

Verify license key

The status Licensed is verifying that Windows 10 is licensed with old product key.

You are done with the transferring of Windows 10 license to another computer.

Conclusion

By following the above mentioned procedure, you can transfer the Windows 10 license/ product key to another computer. Your Windows 10 will be operational with the old license or product key.

How to Transfer your Windows 10 license to another Computer
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