Windows 10: "unable to activate Windows" with digital license linked to account

Discus and support "unable to activate Windows" with digital license linked to account in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi! So I recently changed hardware (new motherboard, processor and RAM) and had to reinstall Windows. Before resetting I linked my digital license to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Funiel, May 10, 2019.

  1. Funiel Win User

    "unable to activate Windows" with digital license linked to account


    Hi! So I recently changed hardware (new motherboard, processor and RAM) and had to reinstall Windows.


    Before resetting I linked my digital license to my Microsoft account so I could reactivate it after the reset. So I reset my PC, log in and try the activation troubleshooter (as described in the post from the FAQ). I select "I recently changed hardware", my previous PC shows up, I select that's what I'm using right now. But then I get "unable to activate Windows".


    Is there any way to fix this? Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
    Funiel, May 10, 2019
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  2. Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  


    This is what i get on step 2


    "unable to activate Windows" with digital license linked to account [​IMG]
     
    MCardona81, May 10, 2019
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  3. 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, May 10, 2019
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  4. Brink Win User

    "unable to activate Windows" with digital license linked to account

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  


    Hello MCardona81, "unable to activate Windows" with digital license linked to account :)

    The digital license will automatically be linked when you sign in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account.

    At step 2, what does it show for you in Activation on the right side?
     
    Brink, May 10, 2019
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