Windows 10: Will removing my account from a Windows 10 device remove it's product key?

Discus and support Will removing my account from a Windows 10 device remove it's product key? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I got an old PC that had Windows 10 Pro and tried to upgrade my Windows 10 Home on my Gaming PC to Pro so I signed in on my Microsoft account on the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by JAMEZ WOULF, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Will removing my account from a Windows 10 device remove it's product key?


    I got an old PC that had Windows 10 Pro and tried to upgrade my Windows 10 Home on my Gaming PC to Pro so I signed in on my Microsoft account on the older computer, but then after a bit of research I found out OEM keys cannot be transferred from one device to another. Will I lose access to the Pro key on the older computer if I remove my Microsoft account from it?

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    JAMEZ WOULF, Jun 17, 2021
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  2. Vesao Win User

    Remove account

    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
     
    Vesao, Jun 17, 2021
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  3. Remove Devices

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are facing issues while removing the device from your Microsoft account as it keeps popping back after removing.



    It could be possible that the device was using OneDrive with the same Microsoft account and that might be the reason you are able to see the device listed under your profile. I would suggest you to remove the device from OneDrive
    and see if that helps.



    You can follow the steps to remove the device from OneDrive.



    1. Login to
      https://onedrive.live.com
      .
    2. Now on the left hand pane click on PC’s.
    3. Now click on the devices that are listed under PC’s and on the right hand side click on
      Remove PC.


    If the issue persists, please get back to us with the results of the troubleshooting steps to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Jun 17, 2021
    #3
  4. Will removing my account from a Windows 10 device remove it's product key?

    Remove an account

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to refer the following Microsoft help article to remove the mail account from Mail app.

    Removing an account

    Outlook help & learning - Microsoft Support

    Note: The steps for Windows 8/8.1 applies to Windows 10 as well.

    I would like to inform you that if you do not have any other user account created on your computer, you will not be able to remove the account. The only option for you is to convert the existing Microsoft account to Local account.
    You may refer to the following steps on how to switch from Microsoft account to Local account.

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under your account, click on Sign in with Local account instead.
    • Enter your Microsoft account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the Local account and click
      OK
      .
    • Now, login to Local account.

    If you want to bypass the login screen and directly enter to desktop without entering the password, I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows Logo + R keys.
    • Type netplwiz and Press
      ENTER.
    • Uncheck the box “Users must enter
      a username and password to use this computer” and Click
      Apply.
    • Double click on the User account on which you want to apply this settings.
    • You’ll now be asked to enter the username and password of the account you want to be logged in with automatically
    • Click on OK button.


    Hope this information is helpful. For any further assistance on Windows, feel free to post your query on Microsoft Community Forum.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Jun 17, 2021
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