Windows 10: How to bring back the windows 10 digital license after unlink the device from my account

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  1. Mobdic Win User

    How to bring back the windows 10 digital license after unlink the device from my account


    I bought a digital license of windows 10 in the windows store, and activated a windows 10 with it in the virtualbox. I unlinked the device from my account. When I got a new laptop and wanted to reactivate windows, it failed because the activation service can't find a previous activated device. So where is my digital license and how to bring it back?

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    Mobdic, Oct 12, 2021
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  2. 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, Oct 12, 2021
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  3. 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, Oct 12, 2021
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  4. How to bring back the windows 10 digital license after unlink the device from my account

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  


    This is what i get on step 2


    How to bring back the windows 10 digital license after unlink the device from my account [​IMG]
     
    MCardona81, Oct 12, 2021
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