New desktop{new hardware, including processor , ram}, dual boot, two internal drives, previous activation continued.


Ramesh Sharma

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1. I had digital license activated to my Microsoft account for Windows 10, Windows 11, retail licenses, on old desktop pc.
2. As previous desktop has some technical issue, hardware repair has to be made.
3. I replaced old desktop and bought new desktop which has totally different hardware configuration than the previous desktop.
4. Old desktop, as told in step 1, had Windows 10 and Windows 11 os with digital licenses linked with my Microsoft account, on single HDD of size 1tb.
5. I installed Windows 10 on 128 gb SSD keeping 1 tb HDD attached in desktop. During installation I entered previous license key for Windows 10 Pro linked with my Microsoft account. In settings, it displayed activated windows with digital license linked to my Microsoft account. I used bootable usb for Windows 10 installation.
6. Then keeping SSD drive attached, I installed Windows 11 on 1tb HDD on unsupported configuration. In settings, it displayed activated windows with digital license linked to my Microsoft account. I used bootable usb for Windows 11 installation.
So I did not have to purchase new license keys for new desktop.
7. Now I have Windows 10 on SSD and Windows 11 on 1 tb HDD, digital licenses linked to my Microsoft account,with dual boot options for Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Thanks for reading.
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11Pro v 23H2 , 22631.2861 and Windows 10 Pro v 22H2 os build 19045.2673

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11 v24H2 Build 26085.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASSEMMBLED
    CPU
    Intel Pentium CPU G620@ 2.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    DAICHI
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba HDD 1 TB
    Keyboard
    Mechanical
    Mouse
    Mechanical
    Internet Speed
    700 kb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE, CHROME
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
5. I installed Windows 10 on 128 gb SSD keeping 1 tb HDD attached in desktop. During installation I entered previous license key for Windows 10 Pro linked with my Microsoft account. In settings, it displayed activated windows with digital license linked to my Microsoft account. I used bootable usb for Windows 10 installation.
What kind of license you entered? Was a Win 10 pro license that you bought?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
What kind of license you entered? Was a Win 10 pro license that you bought?
Welcome @Megahertz .
Retail license for Windows 10 Pro.
Retail license for Windows 11 Pro, different from Windows 10 key.
Both license keys purchased on different periods from digiworld4u.in website.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11 v24H2 Build 26085.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASSEMMBLED
    CPU
    Intel Pentium CPU G620@ 2.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    DAICHI
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba HDD 1 TB
    Keyboard
    Mechanical
    Mouse
    Mechanical
    Internet Speed
    700 kb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE, CHROME
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
Nothing un normal on the procedure and activation.
New hardware with a retail key should activate and it did.
After Win 10 activation, Win 11 will also activate if same type (Home or Pro) as it has a digital license for Win 10 / 11. No need for Win 11 key.

What people are complaining is that they lost the digital license acquired after a free upgrade from Win 7 or Win 8.x
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64

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