Windows 10: Activation and digital licensing

Discus and support Activation and digital licensing in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 purchased with windows Vista Pre-installed. This was replaced with a purchased version of windows 7 and then with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by peacocks, Oct 11, 2018.

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    Activation and digital licensing


    I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 purchased with windows Vista Pre-installed. This was replaced with a purchased version of windows 7 and then with windows 8 also purchased both activated by the 25 digit product key that came with the product in the normal fashion.

    Windows 8 was updated through the update service to 8.1 and shortly thereafter to windows 10 when it was released on general issue.

    With a few minor issues the system has updated and operated OK since then and was included with other devices on my Microsoft account device list.

    I now wish to dispose of this laptop by giving it away but from reading various articles I am confused as to how the new owner will fair if it becomes necessary to re install windows 10 because the activation code is not available to pass on to him/her and the PC will no longer be associated with my Microsoft Account. I have so far been unable to find documentation to adequately describe how this happens.

    Does the fact that I also can't update this PC to version 1803 windows and it is still running version 1607 have any bearing on this subject. Every time a ask it to check for updates it reports that it is up to date.

    :)
     
    peacocks, Oct 11, 2018
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  2. Digital license

    Thats how licensing works with Windows 10, the digital license is attached to your Microsoft Account and makes it easy to reactivate Windows 10 in the event you reinstall it.

    Learn more:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Oct 11, 2018
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  3. digital license

    Windows 10 Digital License

    When you upgraded from a previous version of Windows or receive a new computer preinstalled with Windows 10, what happened is the hardware (your PC) will get a digital entitlement, where a unique signature of the computer will be stored on Microsoft
    Activation Servers. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key.

    Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. It will automatically reactivate. You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have
    a key and Do this later.

    There is no need to know or get a new key, but if you have issues with Digital Licensing or the Activation Troubleshooter, you can utilize an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key you already own to
    reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support

    Reinstall by Performing a Direct Clean Install

    If Windows 10 was already installed and activated on your system, just proceed to perform a direct clean install as described in the following articles.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Oct 11, 2018
    #3
  4. Activation and digital licensing

    Digital License

    Windows 10 Digital License

    When you upgraded from a previous version of Windows or receive a new computer preinstalled with Windows 10, what happened is the hardware (your PC) will get a digital entitlement, where a unique signature of the computer will be stored on Microsoft
    Activation Servers. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key.

    Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. It will automatically reactivate. You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have
    a key and Do this later.

    There is no need to know or get a new key, but if you have issues with Digital Licensing or the Activation Troubleshooter, you can utilize an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key you already own to
    reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support

    Reinstall by Performing a Direct Clean Install

    If Windows 10 was already installed and activated on your system, just proceed to perform a direct clean install as described in the following articles.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Oct 11, 2018
    #4
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