Hi, thanks for the informative article, I bought a Windows 8.1 Pro retail key and installed the same on my MacBook Air, after which I took advantage of the free upgrade program and upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro, now I plan to upgrade with the latest MacBook Pro. Can you please, Let me know if it`s possible for me to use the Windows 8.1 Pro key I received via email from the Microsoft Store to activate Windows 10 Pro Clean Install on MacBook Pro. If so, please know the exact steps, from disabling the button on the air to activating it on Pro. Thanks in advance. Use View Key Plus to find the original product key: www.groovypost.com/howto/find-windows-product-key-after-upgrading-windows-10/ How do I know in Windows 10 if you had an OEM or retail key? I was hoping to save Abit by simply moving it to a new PC. The software you buy from lizenzguru is completely legal to use, no matter if it is the latest operating system, program, desktop or current learning software. Hi, I`m at a point of wanting to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. Is my Windows 10 key illegal? Yes and no. Because the trade in used software is basically legal in Europe (unlike, for example, in the United States). The problem is that quite a few merchants acquire Windows keys illegally and then resell them on Ebay or Amazon. Note: In Germany, the acquisition, distribution without connection to the equipment as well as the use of OEM versions are completely legal (I ZR 244/97 of 06.07.2000).
The OEM and retail versions are identical, the only difference is the type of packaging. If you missed the July 29 deadline to update your eligible Windows version to Windows 10, don`t despair. Microsoft has given users with accessibility issues a way to upgrade. Find out here: www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(3d0a9b914f4e1448707e8ed162c69bb7)(266696)(1503186)(skim33330X911647Xa68e5caea18d748c47809d1b2ce9d04b)() Security. All products in the mysoftware.de offer are tested for viruses and are original. We only distribute legal products, directly to publishers or distributors. In addition, mysoftware.de has been awarded the eKomi label. Can I change it to my next self-built desktop as Windows 10 by any means? I have the product key for the latest version of Windows 10 Pro (July), which is a commercial version. I want to ask that if I want to transfer the license key to a new computer, I just need to uninstall the product key and write the d key whenever they are needed when installing in the new laptop. Am I right, Andrew? Will it be activated automatically on my new machine since I used the d key from the latest version of d windows 10? What product key did you use on your new PC? Windows 8 or Windows 10? The OEM license lives and dies with a single computer and can never be legally installed on another computer. CJEU ruling: The purchase of used software is legal Already in 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in a judgment: Used software can be resold. This applies regardless of how it was acquired.
Since then, sellers and buyers of second-hand licences have enjoyed legal certainty. Are these cheaper OEM keys legal and valid, which I see in promotional items (not ads) on legitimate review sites like guru3d.com? Yes, purchasing individual licenses from volume licenses is legal. Whether or not individual licenses are sold under a volume licensing agreement, it follows from the 2012 CJEU ruling that any software or program purchased will be exhausted. Update September 2021: The illegal business models of Lizenzfuchs and Lizengo are unfortunately being pursued by other software providers. Customers who purchase licenses there cannot use the software permanently. A computer purchased with Windows 8 Home a few years ago, upgraded to Windows 10 Home (Microsoft`s free upgrade), and now running Windows 10 Pro. If I need to upgrade to Windows 10 Home again. Did I lose the original license after upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, or can I reinstall Windows 10 Home and restore the original laptop license? My situation is this: I get a new CPU/MB and RAM. But I`m going to use my SSD that I authorized and enabled for a free upgrade to Windows 10 starting at 8.1.