Go Back   Hardware Canucks > SOFTWARE > O/S's, Drivers & General Software

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2018, 07:55 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ontario Canda
Posts: 17
Post How many computers can use the same W10 Key?

Hey guys, I'm in the midst of building a couple computers for friends and family. And all the computers clearly need an OS. I have my own W10 key that I purchased. Am I able to load it onto multiple computers? Will it stop working? I read one forum saying you can put it on thousands of computers but may stop working at some point.

If anyone has ANY knowledge on this please let me know! Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2018, 08:23 AM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 11,195
Default

1 key; 1 computer
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2018, 08:31 AM
Dwayne's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Courtenay, BC
Posts: 952

My System Specs

Default

Windows licences are typically one computer per licence. You can buy "Global Keys" through various websites. They seem to work, but many people think they are more a grey market thing. You can always download the Windows 10 installer and make a USB boot disk, when asked you can leave out the licence and add it later. You can run like that for a short time, 30 days I think.
__________________
Dwayne's Rig - Asus Prime Z370-A : i7 8700k : Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4-3000 : Samsung - 960 EVO NVMe 500 GB : Corsair RM650x PSU : Corsair H100i V2: Fractal Design Meshify C : EVGA GTX 1080 : Arctic Accelero Xtreme III Cooler
HTPC - GigaByte H67MA-UD2H : i3 2100 : 8 GB Mushkin Silverline Stiletto : Antec TruPower 550W : : Corsair H100 : EVGA GTX 1050 SC : Corsair 650D: Kingston 120 GB SSD Boot
Tablet - Asus Surface clone
Wife's Rig - MSI GL72M 7RDX
Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
windows 10

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my dad and computers .... samhell44 Off Topic 2 February 12, 2014 05:35 PM
all in one computers clshades New Builds 3 September 15, 2013 04:44 PM
I don't know much about computers, but I like 'em! aristhrottle New Builds 12 July 28, 2011 03:00 PM
3 PSU's 3 Computers but what one for each. mailaw Power Supplies 4 March 28, 2009 12:19 PM
lu computers... Rausch Off Topic 3 January 28, 2008 04:30 PM