How do I remove Win10 Pro licenses from desktop computer so that it cannot be activated via Troubleshooting in Activation Settings?

Mateusz 40 Reputation points


The company plans to sell some of the desktop computers for which a volume license stored in VLSC was purchased. We do not want to get rid of licenses, only the equipment (of course without hard drives). How to permanently remove a license that has been assigned to the motherboard. The system can be activated even after formatting the disk and reinstalling it by going to settings -> updates -> activation -> troubleshooting and after a while you can select System activation.

The following cmd commands do not work:

slmgr.vbs /upk

slmgr.vbs /cpky

slmgr.vbs /rearm

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  1. Dave Patrick 418.6K Reputation points MVP

    The 3V66T is a generic volume key and is not tied to the motherboard. You should be fine to sell the hardware. No effect on your volume license product keys.

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  1. Dave Patrick 418.6K Reputation points MVP

    What's the result of?

    slmgr /dli