Windows 10: Activating Windows 10 with Digital License, Retail puchased - Current device not showing up

Discus and support Activating Windows 10 with Digital License, Retail puchased - Current device not showing up in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have recently built a new PC and am trying to transfer my Windows 10 license from my old computer to my new one.Details:- I have a digital license-... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Steve_Avas, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Activating Windows 10 with Digital License, Retail puchased - Current device not showing up


    I have recently built a new PC and am trying to transfer my Windows 10 license from my old computer to my new one.Details:- I have a digital license- License is a retail purchase- I have signed in with my Microsoft account on both the new and old computers- Logging into my Microsoft Account online account.microsoft.com I can see both devices listedNow, the new computer is saying in Settings > Update and Security > Activation "no product key was found on your device Error Code 0xC004F213"I followed the Troubleshoot > 'I recently changed hardware on this device' option as most suggest

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    Steve_Avas, Aug 4, 2021
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  2. Activation:"Digital License" form in-use before input of Retail Key...

    Ditto to what they said. With Windows 10 OEM and Retail both activate with a Digital License. And both will get the Generic Digital license product code once activated with the digital license. The installed apps etc will depend on whether its Home, Pro etc, not whether its Retail or OEM.
    The only real difference is you can't transfer the OEM to another PC. The Retail License can be moved to another device.

    If said device already has a DL for the edition you want to use, Home or Pro etc, there is no real advantage to entering your retail key? It won't change anything.

    One annoying thing, for me anyway, is if that device has an OEM embedder key for Home, and you want Pro, you have to do a change product key to get Pro. Even if it already has a DL for Pro. Or modify your install media to force a pro install.
     
    alphanumeric, Aug 4, 2021
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  3. Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  


    This is what i get on step 2


    Activating Windows 10 with Digital License, Retail puchased - Current device not showing up [​IMG]
     
    MCardona81, Aug 4, 2021
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    Activating Windows 10 with Digital License, Retail puchased - Current device not showing up

    Activation:"Digital License" form in-use before input of Retail Key...

    "Windows is activated with a digital license..." -- this hasn't changed despite the input of a retail key.


    Activating Windows 10 with Digital License, Retail puchased - Current device not showing up [​IMG]
     
    endag, Aug 4, 2021
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