Moving windows to another laptop

  Jedwinjim 20:25 26 Mar 2018

hi, basically it's time to buy a new my laptop after a few years, my current laptop (Asus zenbook ux31e) was purchased second hand and I immediately wiped windows off and installed Ubuntu. Now it's time to sell I realise I will get more money for it if I have Windows on it than I would selling it with linux or OS free. If I were to buy a new laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed would it be possible to transfer the Windows license/download to my zenbook (as obviously I'll be putting Ubuntu on the new one) or does it not work like that anymore? (the last time I really used Windows was in the days of getting a back-up CD-ROM and à Windows key and installing it on different machines was easy so I'm massively out of touch).

Many thanks for your help.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:24 26 Mar 2018

If windows comes on the new machine it will be an OEM license only for that machine and not transferable.

Assuming you still have the license key on a sticke forthe zen book you can download windows from click here

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