Windows 10: Windows failing to activate with account

Discus and support Windows failing to activate with account in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello Microsoft Users, I have recently bought a used PC and upgraded it to Windows 10 and the PC works fine except for one problem. On my old PC, It... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by HarisGamer890, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Windows failing to activate with account


    Hello Microsoft Users,


    I have recently bought a used PC and upgraded it to Windows 10 and the PC works fine except for one problem.

    On my old PC, It said in Windows Activation that it is activated with a Digital Licence linked to my Microsoft account.

    So on this PC, I installed the same edition of Windows 10 and added the same Microsoft Account but it won't activate it.

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    Any answers would be greatly appreciated,

    Haris Siddiqui

    :)
     
    HarisGamer890, Jul 30, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 fails to update


    When you finish testing the Avast suggestion, make sure that you restart your machine.

    Then if the issue persists, please return to the trouble shooting list in post# 89

    I think there are three steps that remain; the WU troubleshooter, reset WU components, and manual WU reset.
     
    Slartybart, Jul 30, 2019
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  3. 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:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Jul 30, 2019
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  4. Windows failing to activate with account

    Windows 10 Activation through Microsoft Account Fails


    Just for the record, what account you log in with has no effect on activation. The "Linked to your Microsoft account" is just an optional extra. If you switch to a local account it will just say "activated with a digital license". Switch to a Microsoft account and it will say "activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account". You could do a clean install using an account you have never used before and it will still activate. As long as there is a digital license for that device on the activation server matching the installed edition, it will activate. The account used has no bearing on that.

    And deleting / removing a device from the list won't affect activation. You just won't see it listed. Reinstall Windows 10 again latter on, on that device and it will be back in the list. That list is just another optional extra.
     
    alphanumeric, Jul 30, 2019
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