Windows 10: Locating digital license to obtain a windows 10 copy for reinstallation

Discus and support Locating digital license to obtain a windows 10 copy for reinstallation in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; So I was browsing on another browser when Microsoft Edge popped up with a "remote desktop access to windows 10 pc" search in chinese. As I don't use... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by GeorgeChang1, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Locating digital license to obtain a windows 10 copy for reinstallation


    So I was browsing on another browser when Microsoft Edge popped up with a "remote desktop access to windows 10 pc" search in chinese. As I don't use Edge at all and impossible for me to activate and search with only 3 mouse clicks, it leads me to conclude someone has access.

    I am currently reading up on how to secure my computer and one recommendation involves reformatting/reinstalling the os.


    My relative had given me his win 7 or 8 laptop and I've upgrade to Windows 10 with the free offer a few years ago. I've checked and this pc account is still linked to his. In the event I do need to reinstall the OS, how do I go about downloading and installing a copy of Window 10 with the digital license?

    :)
     
    GeorgeChang1, Jun 24, 2020
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  2. Digital license

    Thats how licensing works with Windows 10, the digital license is attached to your Microsoft Account and makes it easy to reactivate Windows 10 in the event you reinstall it.

    Learn more:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 24, 2020
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  3. digital license requirement

    Hello William,

    Digital license or Digital entitlement can be obtained when a Windows device has been upgraded from an old version to the latest one. If you have an old Windows 7 device that was upgraded to Windows 10, the product key will be converted to a Digital license
    which is stored on our Activation servers. Digital license activation will not prompt for a product key during installation.

    Here are some scenarios that will require a Digital license activation:

    • Upgrading to Windows 10 for free from an eligible device running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
    • Buying genuine Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store and successfully activated Windows 10.
    • Buying a Windows 10 Pro upgrade from the Microsoft Store and successfully activated Windows 10.
    • Being a Windows Insider and upgrading to the newest Windows 10 Insider Preview build on an eligible device that was running an activated earlier version of Windows and Windows 10 Preview.

    For more information about Digital license, kindly refer to this support article.

    Hope this information helps. Let us know if you any other concerns.
     
    Devlin Sco, Jun 24, 2020
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  4. Locating digital license to obtain a windows 10 copy for reinstallation

    Digital License

    Windows 10 Digital License

    When you upgraded from a previous version of Windows or receive a new computer preinstalled with Windows 10, what happened is the hardware (your PC) will get a digital entitlement, where a unique signature of the computer will be stored on Microsoft
    Activation Servers. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key.

    Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. It will automatically reactivate. You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have
    a key and Do this later.

    There is no need to know or get a new key, but if you have issues with Digital Licensing or the Activation Troubleshooter, you can utilize an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key you already own to
    reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support

    Reinstall by Performing a Direct Clean Install

    If Windows 10 was already installed and activated on your system, just proceed to perform a direct clean install as described in the following articles.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 24, 2020
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