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# 248643 3-Apr-2019 19:33
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I am running Windows 10 Home on a Gigabyte Brix GB BXBT 2807.

 

Celeron CPU is running 80 to 100% most of the time doing security FTPs to Onedrive.

 

Ram 4GB utilisation is about 60% and SSD 120GB is only running at a few percent utilisation.

 

I am thinking of upgrading to Gigabyte GB-BKi3HA-7100 kitset PC with an i3 CPU. Will need to add a DDR4 Sodimm... maybe 8GB.

 

Can I just transfer the SSD and update drivers?

 

Will Windows Activation transfer? Will I have to talk to Microsoft to transfer Activation?

 

TIA.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2210328 3-Apr-2019 19:52
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maybe maybe not. i dont think anyone will be able to give you an answer for sure.

 

just do it and if you have to call you have to call.


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  # 2210346 3-Apr-2019 20:38
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That will trigger a licence invalid state

 

Depending on retail or OEM I believe. Retail will allow transfer between device or new owner.

 

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Stand-alone software. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software), you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.

 

However think OEM is tied to the core hardware, and is not transferable between devices.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2210360 3-Apr-2019 20:58
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Oblivian:

 

That will trigger a licence invalid state

 

Depending on retail or OEM I believe. Retail will allow transfer between device or new owner.

 

Retail

 

[However think OEM is tied to the core hardware, and is not transferable between devices.

 

 

Looks like I will have to do a bit of digging through my records tomorrow.

 

I think the original computer came with Win7 or 8 and I upgraded to Win10.

 

 





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  # 2210365 3-Apr-2019 21:00
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That'll likely mean the licence is tied to the Motherboard. (with a COA sticker on the side, or digital hash/key in the BIOS) And if its UEFI even harder to convince it to play nice.


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  # 2210403 3-Apr-2019 22:07
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Hi mate it is easy, If you have a new CPU its linked to the old one so will not activate, one way is to ensure your PC is activated that is linked to your Microsoft account (look in activation), then you can transfer the license once you log on. If that fails you contact MS and they access yout PC and re-activate for you for free by accessing your PC (it is safe !). Also if you really need help or get stuck later I can email you a new key for free I have a few and happy to help out.





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  # 2210704 4-Apr-2019 13:03
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Hi Gordy

 

Also if you transfer the SSD it may boot up and look ugly (eg VGA mode) while Windows sorts out drivers and downloads new drivers if needed etc. I have done this several times and W10 is very good at this, it does save time although most times I usually opt for a fresh install to be sure there are no other on-going issues that can occur later sometimes with driver compatibility.





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  # 2211158 5-Apr-2019 10:12
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Thanks to everyone for your help.

 

There is nothing like the thought of spending a few hundred dollars to encourage a cleanup.

 

I gave my Gigabyte Brix a good dung out.

 

Uninstalled Filezilla and cleaned up Win10 with Ccleaner, etc.

 

Re-installed Filezilla.

 

Now my CPU runs at about 35% when idle and peaks at 90% when FTP data is transferring. 

 

 





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