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[WIN 10?] Transplanting an actively-used laptopís HDD to another of exact same model?

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Old 17-03-2019, 04:05 PM   #16
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You have to boot from another operating system to remove the tokens offline. If you don't know how to do this then it is better to assume it cannot be done.

System tokens are not the same as hard-coded OEM licenses, which is a common feature of Windows 10.


Removing the system token does not free up an OEM license. It is non-transferrable.
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Old 17-03-2019, 05:40 PM   #17
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System tokens are not the same as hard-coded OEM licenses, which is a common feature of Windows 10.


Removing the system token does not free up an OEM license. It is non-transferrable.
Okay whatever
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Old 17-03-2019, 08:06 PM   #18
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Okay maybe if I rephrase it (slightly? Pretty sure it means the same thing actually) ...

What we want to do is ...

- Take out HDD from Laptop #1,
- Put Laptop #1ís HDD in Laptop #2,
- Get the Windows 10 in abovementioned HDD to forget itís registered to Laptop #1ís licence
- Re-register the Windows 10 in abovementioned HDD to Laptop #2ís licence instead

... without having to reinstall Windows and any of the programs currently already in Laptop #1ís HDD,

Possible? Not possible?
Even if you have successfully reinstall Windows on license issue, then again how about software & subscription which may be tie to machine itself.

Copying and transfer to data via other means would be made easy and if software & subscription could be transfer too then it would much better.

Not forgetting transportation of internal HDD and there may have possibility of damage.
Once damaged the important/valuable data & whatever inside would be useless.
Unlike buying of HDD where it is brand new and able to replace if damage.

Suggest to have a clone/backup of the HDD before physically moving.
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