Windows 10: Digital license and Microsoft account.

Discus and support Digital license and Microsoft account. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So here is the thing. I have a Windows 10 Home Single Language Digital license. I linked it with my Microsoft account. But it was on my hard drive.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Amarnathck, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Digital license and Microsoft account.


    So here is the thing. I have a Windows 10 Home Single Language Digital license. I linked it with my Microsoft account. But it was on my hard drive. Now I bought an SSD and gave my device to a local store for replacing and clean installing windows 10. Somehow they installed windows 10 pro on it now WITH a digital license which I strongly suspect is illegitimate/pirated. So now I am going to clean install Windows 10 Home Single Language again on it For an obvious reason. Can I Gain Digital License on that again if I log in with my Microsoft Account?

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    Amarnathck, Sep 27, 2020
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  2. Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  


    This is what i get on step 2


    Digital license and Microsoft account. [​IMG]
     
    MCardona81, Sep 27, 2020
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  3. guniu Win User
    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License


    Hey, I have a question.
    Do you think the digital license is saved on my MSA after i changed back to my local account?

    What I mean by that:
    I Added MSA to my Windows 10 and it said in Activation tab "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account", and my PC was in device list of my MSA.
    But I don't like the fact that I have to type in password every time I boot up. It's my private PC, I don't need password, I never had. So I switched back to my Local account. But now it's back to "Windows is activated with a digital license" only, and the PC is also gone from the device list on my MSA account.
    Do you think it actually unlinked the license, or maybe because I logged in once, it saved anyway, and I will be good with activating in the future on a changed machine?
     
    guniu, Sep 27, 2020
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  4. Digital license and Microsoft account.

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  


    I'm having the same issue.

    But I also have a device named "PC" in the device list now. It's just PC. I guess it appeared after the Anniversary update.

    Before the update, I could see my computer on the MSA device list, even though I've been using local account. But now it appears only if I login to W10 using my Microsoft account. If I switch to local account, it disappears. But the "PC" stays there whether I use MSA or local acc.

    So what's that "PC"? Any ideas?

    It's also not cool that MS forcing people to use MS account to login their PCs. Activated devices were always in the device list even if you use local account before that so called update.
     
    supertramp, Sep 27, 2020
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