Windows 10: How to reactivate with no MS Acct

Discus and support How to reactivate with no MS Acct in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi Some weeks ago I placed a post on this forum about my husband's PC and unfortunately I did not respond to the two messages that were left. However,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by TraceyW, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. TraceyW Win User

    How to reactivate with no MS Acct


    Hi

    Some weeks ago I placed a post on this forum about my husband's PC and unfortunately I did not respond to the two messages that were left. However, now my husband's PC has well and truly died in that the mobo appears to have given up the ghost since doesn't even get to loading the OS. Currently I am expecting delivery of a new mobo, memory and processor today (22/1/2019).

    What this post is really about though is: how do I reactivate Win 10 for him. He doesn't have a Microsoft account (that I've been able to find anyway) so his PC is not associated with an account. I've checked how to reactivate a PC after a hardware change but as far as I can make out he needs a MS acct with an associated PC before he can do so. Since he has neither, does this mean we will have to purchase a retail copy of Windows 10?

    Any help on this most appreciated. Thanks.
    Tracey

    :)
     
    TraceyW, Jan 22, 2019
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  2. NickTh Win User

    MS Acct vs Local acct


    I think you can take extra mesurments like two-step authentication, but as you said, using an MS Acct needs you to be more carefull than a local one.
     
    NickTh, Jan 22, 2019
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  3. Kari Win User
    MS Acct vs Local acct


    You said exactly this, the last sentence of your post I quoted:

    And I still say no, it's exactly the opposite: you can never make a local account as safe as an MS Account. You need to be more careful with a local account which cannot be secured with two step verification.
     
  4. Likity Win User

    How to reactivate with no MS Acct

    My mispelledmail acct

    one of my e mail addresses is misspelled, but is one of those accts that pops up when I go to log in to an e mail acct. How do I remove this misspelled acct from this list of accts that pop up as suggestions when I begin typing in the email acct I want.

    and change the spelling
     
    Likity, Jan 22, 2019
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