Windows 10: digital licence

Discus and support digital licence in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have just purchased a 2nd hand dell 9020. the copy of windows 10 is activated by a digital licence. I presume this will be linked to the previous... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by StuNewnham, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. digital licence


    I have just purchased a 2nd hand dell 9020. the copy of windows 10 is activated by a digital licence. I presume this will be linked to the previous owners Microsoft account. is there a way to swap this activation to my Microsoft account?

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    StuNewnham, Jul 18, 2019
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  2. cereberus Win User

    Revoking Digital Licence -- possible ????


    Digital licences are sort of half way between oem and retail. You can transfer them to a new device (regardless of original licence status) but it is not unlimited. They can only be transferred three time (At last within a short period. I have never tested doing it weeks apart). Also, digital licences cannot be transferred between virtual machines and physical machines.

    Full Retail keys do not have the above restriction albeit telephone activation may be needed periodically to transfer the licence (just a security check by MS to avoid wholesale piracy).

    It is alleged you cannot transfer between laptops and desktops, but I cannot verify that - I have seen conflicting evidence to suggest that is "hit or miss".

    I think of digital licences as "Restricted Retail" as opposed to "Full Retail".
     
    cereberus, Jul 18, 2019
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  3. dantandem Win User
    digital licence for windows

    ok here goes :

    reactivation of windows 10 after hardware changes doesnt work.


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    to add I had nothing but problems since upgrading for free my wifi adaptor failed so I had to purchase another. then my ethernet port failed. so was forced into probably purchasing a new mb next step up from the failed one ( possibly because of poxy windows
    10 upgrade)

    Also I thought when I upgraded so called "digital licence" to win 10 I no longer needed my windows 7 disc and key so binned it.

    next step was to put old motherboard which is linked to digital licence. back in and reinstall correct version of windows to match my digital licence worked windows activated! ffixxed

    now to change my motherboard back to the non faulty one..... and try to reactivate...…………..!!!

    windows no longer activated.... and that the message in the window when trying to
     
    dantandem, Jul 18, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    digital licence

    Digital Licences

    Yes you can have more than one Digital Licence attached . . .

    The Windows 10 Digital Licence is actually attached to the PC/Laptop to which it is applied.

    Attaching to your Account means you own that PC/Laptop, you can attach as many PC's to your account as you wish.

    Then, say if you were to sell a PC, you can remove it from your Account
     
    DaveM121, Jul 18, 2019
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