This post teaches you how to remove Windows digital license from an old or unused computer and apply the license or key to a new computer. MiniTool Software is a top software developer that aims to provide some useful computer tools and help users solve various computer problems.

If you don’t want to use an old computer anymore and want to remove the Windows digital license from it for usage on a new computer, you can check below for how to remove Windows 10/11 digital license.

How to Remove Windows 10/11 Digital License

1. Uninstall Windows Product Key

If you use a product key to activate your Windows 10/11 computer, you can follow the guide below to uninstall the Windows product key to deactivate Windows 10/11.

  • Press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open elevated Command Prompt.
  • Type the following command wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey and press Enter to get your Windows product key. You may need to copy the product key to a safe place if you want to use it on a new computer later.
  • Type the following command slmgr. vbx /upk and press Enter to uninstall the product key from the current Windows computer. You will get a pop-up saying “Uninstalled product key successfully”.

If you use a retail license of Windows 10/11, you can then transfer the product key to a new device after removing it from the current system. To define if a Windows digital license can be transferred or not, you may refer to this post: How to Transfer Windows 10 License to New Computer?

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2. Remove Windows Digital License

If your Windows 10/11 device comes with a pre-install (OEM) license, then you can’t transfer the license. The license dies once the computer motherboard dies.

If you purchased a Windows 10/11 digital license separately from Microsoft Store and linked the license to your Microsoft account, you may remove the license by reinstalling Windows 10/11. After you reinstall Windows 10/11, do not log into that PC with your Microsoft account and remove that device from your Microsoft account online.

You can go to the device management section of your Microsoft account and select the target computer that you want to unlink. Click Manage under the computer name and select Remove PC to unlink the Windows 10/11 license from your Microsoft account.

About MiniTool Software

MiniTool Software is a leading software developing company that develops some popular software products. Below we introduce some for you.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a professional data recovery program for Windows. You can use this program to recover any deleted or lost files, photos, videos, etc. from Windows PC or laptop, USB flash drive, memory/SD card, external hard drive, SSD, etc. It helps you tackle various data loss situations. Its free edition lets you recover up to 1GB data.

MiniTool Partition Wizard is a professional free disk partition manager for Windows. You can use this program to easily manage hard drives by yourself. You can use it to create, delete, extend, resize, split, merge, format, wipe partitions, etc. Many other features are also provided, e.g. check and fix disk errors, benchmark disk, analyze hard drive space, migrate OS, convert disk/partition format, and more.

MiniTool ShadowMaker is a free PC backup program that helps you back up files and folders, partitions, or the whole disk content to an external hard drive, USB drive, or network drive.

More tools you can download and use for free includes MiniTool MovieMaker, MiniTool Video Converter, MiniTool Video Repair, etc.

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