How to transfer a working activated Windows 10 on another computer with a different hardware
With well-developed Windows operating system, and with it installed, configured, activated licensed programs, to say goodbye not sure if there is a need to replace the motherboard of the computer. In Windows itself for this kind of event provides a special tool – Sysprep. Below take a closer look at how it can help not only to solve the problem with the working of your operating system after replacing the motherboard, but not to transfer a working activated Windows on another computer other than the most current hardware components.
To transfer to another computer will the most current version of Microsoft’s operating system – Windows 10. In addition to the integrated Sysprep utility, in this case assistant us will be free edition of the program for backup AOMEI Backupper. In its place could be any other program-beeper, the essence of the process of transferring Windows to another computer with different hardware will not change. AOMEI Backupper is chosen because of simplicity in operation and free of use.
Rufus). With those, using the program AOMEI Backupper ISO image, you will need to create UEFI bootable media.
the product key. This can be done later in the system, if you click the option «Do this later».
In the configuration window system parameters in our case we will choose the standard.
Further, as in a typical installation, Windows 10, will follow the process of creating an account. Don’t worry about your existing accounts with its settings and data. She’s all right, and later we will get access to it. A new account will be temporary, then it can be removed. Choose «This computer belongs to me», click «Next.»
Noise the proposal to create a Microsoft account.
And create a local (the very temporary) account. Enter a name, leave the password field blank and click «Next.»
This will be followed by the final stage of Windows 10.
Finally, it will be inside newly created account. Exit: press key +X and select logout.
Go to the lock screen and see the old account. We go into it.
And proceed to check whether all is in order with the data. Settings of start menu, desktop shortcuts, installed programs, files on disk will remain untouched.
Now you only have to remove the temporary account if it is not needed. Go to application Settings, open the section «Accounts», and «Family and others». Delete unwanted account.
8. The nuances of activation and the launch of the original Windows
Since one product key can only activate one Windows, respectively, there is a likelihood that transferred to another computer system, the activation of fly off. And it will happen soon after in the source system will have access to the Internet. Microsoft allows you to transfer the activated operating system on another computer, but that computer first it will be deleted. However, if, for example, a computer with the original Windows is transferred to another family member, with this system do not have to say goodbye. It simply may be temporarily without activation, while in the family budget will not have the money to buy a new activation key. What you need to do?
As mentioned, when you activate settings «Preparation for use» Sysprep can reset Windows product activation. Reset the activation limit of only three times. This possibility in earlier versions of Windows, many took advantage of to extend 30-day trial period of use of the licensing system. In our case, the transfer Windows was conceived together with its activation, and higher when you run the Sysprep utility in its settings, we restricted ourselves to only remove the binding to the specific computer hardware. Not to flew activation is moved to another Windows computer before turning on the computer with the original Windows, you must disable the Internet. Then, after the same steps as described in the preceding paragraph, in the source Windows need to re-run Sysprep, but with the settings reset activation – i.e., by setting the checkbox of the option «Preparation for use».
That’s about it.
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