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Can I activate the license on multiple devices?
Can I activate the license on multiple devices?

Learn how many times you can activate each license key in this article.

Updated over a week ago

This article clarifies the activation limits for our software products, which is important to know before purchasing. Activating a license verifies its genuineness and allows you to use the software on a single device.


Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

Product Name

Activations per License

Transferable

Microsoft Windows 11 Pro (Retail)

1 Activation

Yes

Microsoft Windows 11 Pro (OEM)

1 Activation

No

Microsoft Windows 11 Home (Retail)

1 Activation

Yes

Microsoft Windows 11 Home (OEM)

1 Activation

No

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (Retail)

1 Activation

Yes

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (OEM)

1 Activation

No

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (Retail)

1 Activation

Yes

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (OEM)

1 Activation

No

Key Points:

  • Each Windows license can only be activated once (1) on a single PC.

  • Retail-licenses can be transferred to another computer if needed. This allows you to move the license to a new device if you replace your old one.

  • OEM-licenses are tied to the original machine they are activated on and cannot be transferred.


Microsoft Office Suites

Product Name

Activations per License

Transferable

Microsoft Office 2021 Professional Plus (PC)

1 Activation

No

Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Business (MAC)

1 Activation

No

Key Points:

  • Both Office suites can only be activated once (1) on a single computer.

  • There is no option to transfer the license to another machine.


In summary:

  • Regardless of the type (Retail or OEM), Windows and Office licenses can only be activated once.

  • If you need to install the software on multiple devices, you will need to purchase separate licenses for each machine.

  • Retail-licenses for Windows offer more flexibility as they can be transferred to a new device.

We recommend carefully considering the number of devices you need to activate the software on before purchasing a license. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our support team for further clarification.

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