Windows 10: I have a digital license, but Windows won't activate after connecting MS account

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  1. I have a digital license, but Windows won't activate after connecting MS account


    Hi, I recently built a new computer.


    After logging in with my MS account, I am told that no product key was found on my device.

    Error code: 0xC004F213


    I am certain that I had a digital license linked to my MS account previously, on multiple of my computers. I have also removed these devices from "my devices" on the webpage, but Windows still won't activate. What do I do?

    :)
     
    EivindEggy, Sep 7, 2019
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  2. Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  


    This is what i get on step 2


    I have a digital license, but Windows won't activate after connecting MS account [​IMG]
     
    MCardona81, Sep 7, 2019
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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, Sep 7, 2019
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  4. guniu Win User

    I have a digital license, but Windows won't activate after connecting MS account

    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 7, 2019
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