Windows 10: Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license

Discus and support Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a retail version of Windows 7 Pro Some time ago i took advantage to upgrade my o/s to Windows 10 . I currently sign into PC with a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by scfisher, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. scfisher Win User

    Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license


    I have a retail version of Windows 7 Pro

    Some time ago i took advantage to upgrade my o/s to Windows 10 .

    I currently sign into PC with a microsoft account.

    Motherboard on PC may be giving up on me so I wish to replace it.

    I have done a bit of research and it seems i should be able to link my Microsoft account with Windows 10 license which would then make reactivation easier.

    I have followed instructions to go to Settings, Update and Security, Activation.

    Here it says "product key: windows 10 on this device is activated with digital entitlement"

    There is not an option to Link my microsoft account with Windows 10 licence key.

    What am i doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance

    Steve

    :)
     
    scfisher, Sep 19, 2016
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  2. Windows license

    The windows 10 license on my laptop is linked to my microsoft account. Is there anyway I can link/transfer the license to another microsoft account ?
     
    TafseerKhan, Sep 19, 2016
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  3. Reinstalling Windows after upgrade Win10 for free (provided by microsoft)

    None needed. You have a digital license for Windows 10.

    See:

    How to Link Microsoft Account to Digital License for Windows 10 Activation

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License
     
    Shenan Stanley, Sep 19, 2016
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  4. TrustMe Win User

    Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license

    TrustMe, Sep 19, 2016
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  5. scfisher Win User
    Thanks for message but I am not sure if it helps me.

    Well according to the guide the following applies to me as i am already logged into Windows with Microsoft Account


    Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license [​IMG]
    Note

    You will not see Add an account if you are already signed in to your Microsoft account since it will already be linked to the digital license.

    If you’ve already added your Microsoft account to your device, you’ll see Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account on the Activation page automatically.


    ie i should see " Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account"
    But I don't see that. I just see. "product key: windows 10 on this device is activated with digital entitlement"

    And the guide does not show how I can confirm licence is linked to Microsoft Account.
     
    scfisher, Sep 19, 2016
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Steve, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    *Arrow https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mber-find.html

    Starting in build 14371, if you see this part highlighted in yellow below in Settings -> Update & security -> Activation from step 7 in the tutorial posted above, then the PC's digital license is linked to your MSA.



    Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license [​IMG]
     
    Brink, Sep 19, 2016
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  7. scfisher Win User
    that will be the problem. My build no is 10586.589
     
    scfisher, Sep 19, 2016
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license

    Ah, yep that would be why then. Once you upgrade to the latest build, you'll be able to link it. *Smile
     
    Brink, Sep 19, 2016
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  9. scfisher Win User
    Yes. That worked. Thank you so much. All linked fine!
     
    scfisher, Sep 20, 2016
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Great news. I'm glad we could help. *Smile
     
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
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