Can I move from OEM to retail in order to get Windows 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by rEApEAt, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    I have assembled a new PC in the beginning of 2014.

    I own a legit retail Windows 7 Pro serial number, but it was (and still is) stored inside a TrueCrypt container which lies in an external drive. Then, instead of installing Windows with my legit serial... I felt lazy and used that Daz thing. :eek:

    Now my Windows 10 is "reserved" and, of course, I want to get my free copy; but I'm using the loader, which (as far as I know) is not advisable.

    Can I use the loader again to deactivate my Windows and then activate it again with my legit serial? Is there any chance to mess the whole thing doing that?
     
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  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    simply delete the loader and activate with your key > done
     
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    veni vidi vici
     
  4. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    #4 rEApEAt, Jul 11, 2015
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    sebus MDL Guru

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    Depending on the user, there always is a chance to mess anything & everything. You would not believe what I seen users do...
     
  6. dimitrov.stoyan

    dimitrov.stoyan MDL Novice

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    Great! Did not know I that can do this.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    emerica243 MDL Novice

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    Not understanding this as the loader is for OEM copies of windows. His key is a retail key, therefore the pids would be different and his retail key should not be accepted on his oem flavor of win7.
     
  8. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    I certainly would believe. I don't even work with computers, but I have seen many self-inflicted disasters.

    Years ago a co-worker (good fellow) suddenly discovered that administrative accounts are less secure than restricted accounts. Then, yes, he created a restricted account and deleted his own (and only) administrative account. What a mess... Of course, I was there and helped him.

    But computer 'technicians' can do even worse than users. I can tell at least one creepy story about this. Digital life's unfair.
     
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  9. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    The loader is not "for OEM copies" of Windows. The loader just simulates (or emulates) a OEM copy, even in a regular retail installation.

    When you unload the loader your machine became deactivated... No OEM, no retail, nothing. Like a virgin! I mean, like a virgin after the grace period. And it's ready to accept a retail key.

    At least this is how I'm understanding the whole thing...
     
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    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    #14 rEApEAt, Jul 14, 2015
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    It's an interesting idea which did not occurred to me!

    Still, we cannot forget that Windows 8 was a huge fail, and I think that MS really wants, above all, to push Windows 10. They obviously want to obtain a monopoly on all our devices: desktops, laptops, tablets, cell phones, even refrigerators; and, at the same time, slip to the subscription model, "software as a service". In this scenario, the last thing they want is to piss off their users, illegal or not.

    I feel like MS is facing a turning point, with two main options: to conquer the world (and not only the desktops / notebooks) OR to become almost irrelevant (the Office developers). Of course I may be totally wrong in all points, but that's how I feel the present situation.

    update

    "This is our time to own the cloud" (Kevin Turner @ WPC 2015 day 2)
    "And we will smash our competitors (like evil Google) as they were ants" (Kevin Turner @ WPC 2015 day 2)
    The first quote is literal.
     
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