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Transferring existing Win10 installation

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Old July 18th 18, 12:24 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Transferring existing Win10 installation

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Paul wrote:

I don't think the idea is to transfer the license. The
license is a separate issue the OP will have to deal
with himself.

And fat chance of it working.

Assuming some method works(doesn't matter which one, just that it does) for
moving an o/s then activation still comes into play.
My response was to alert two key points
The given that we all know
1. Retail licenses - upgraded from a qualifying o/s and/or Win10 retail
media - are transferable
2. OEM licenses are not transferable

#1 is pretty straight forward - the activation server knows the underlying
license was retail and transferable thus activation almost always succeeds

#2 slightly different, the activation server still knows the underlying
license was not retail, but OEM, and not transferable thus activation can be

When activation fails the alternatives is 'phone home' based. Those 'phone
home' methods are exception mechanisms.

Since 1607, MSA was added....and yes, another exception mechanism via the
Activation Troubleshooter.

The reason why we see successful reports of OEM o/s being transferred is due
to an exception being made(either automatically or verbally by a CSA agent).
- the exception failure or approval lies on that fine line on abuse or
lack or abuse existing, respectively.

Use of the MSA(on the o/s prior to any significant hardware change - i.e.
that big square board) increases the potential success of an exception being
approved(on Retail and, yes, OEM).

That MSA linkage is there for a reason...thus anyone considering moving and
o/s(regardless of the license type) should take advantage of the additional
opportunity the MSA provides.

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