Which is probably a bad idea, anyway, if restoring to dissimilar hardware. You need a degree in Microsoft logic to understand their licensing. Now they say license expired Just done one by using the Phone Activation option. WaaS — Windows as a Service? This is one that not many people realize. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if i you are the first licensed user of the software and ii the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. Now can we install and use the Windows 10 Retail license we purchased from NewEgg.
You would need two copies of Windows 10 Pro, of which you could install Windows 7 via downgrade rights. You will be asked to verify your email address with the mods. But from what I've been told is they were sold as openboxed Win10 Home laptops. You pay twice, but for two different things. This was back in the day when you had to attend certain things to earn points. Very clear, you do have downgrade rights. Horwitz contended that it's not technically practical for most organizations to do that.
It's possible to mix the per-device and per-user options, although it can be problematic keeping track of them. I had to do this for a Win7 machine I moved off my main network and onto a private network that only had direct internet access - i. Come visit us at and thanks to for setting this up. Now can we install and use the Windows 10 Retail license we purchased from NewEgg. . They clarified by saying that if I buy I machine with Windows 10 Pro downgraded to Windows 7 Pro, it'll only include media for those two.
Microsoft needs to clear up these licensing questions if they expect widespread adoption from the enterprise sector. Organizations could try sticking with Windows 7 or Windows 8. See my how-to on this 1. Organizations have eight options for buying Windows 10 Enterprise licensing. But if I go to online retailers like Newegg, you get two options - digital download or boxed version. With per-user licensing, each person is assigned a license, and these people can use any device.
I ran my own reselling company for a while. But I am licensed for Windows 8. I'm pretty sure you can purchase Pro upgrades - though if they qualify for upgrading from Home or not would be a good question. Thanks Lee, and thanks everyone else for the clarification. I had a good hashing out with my reps last time I bought licenses. The correct part number gives downgrade rights and access to the media and keys.
Unless i'm missing something I would suggest the rep is either incorrect or trying to make more money. Buying Windows 10 Licensing Horwitz spent some time explaining what buying Windows 10 licensing entails for organizations. You must have a base license of Pro - Home doesn't qualify. Is that volume license called something different now? If what you're saying is that the seller of the laptop purchased a volume license and is reselling the key to individuals, it's certainly not legal. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. Windows 10 gives customers several options to manage delivery of updates based on their needs.