Windows 10: Windows was "Activated by Digital License" after reinstalling Windows 10

Discus and support Windows was "Activated by Digital License" after reinstalling Windows 10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I asked the same question awhile ago, but I was not satisfied of my explanation. Here was the situation, few months back, I use an unlicensed version... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by GeloDC, Aug 2, 2020 at 4:12 AM.

  1. GeloDC Win User

    Windows was "Activated by Digital License" after reinstalling Windows 10


    I asked the same question awhile ago, but I was not satisfied of my explanation.


    Here was the situation, few months back, I use an unlicensed version of Windows 10 in my laptop. I was thinking of reverting back to Windows 8.1, hoping that I might use the OEM key of my laptop.


    But after installing Windows 8.1, my laptop wont open so I reinstalled Windows 10. Upon successfully opening it, my Windows was "Activated by Digital License". It bothers me that thinking I might have done some "loophole" or anything.

    I wish for an explanation of what and how it happened. Is it legal or not?

    :)
     

  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, Aug 2, 2020 at 4:13 AM
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  3. Kursah Win User
    Loophole Lets You Freely Upgrade to Windows 10 After Offer Expiry

    If you upgrade your 7 install to 10, which is worth it IMHO, make sure you link to a Microsoft Account. Otherwise you might not be able to easily regain the key if they block using 7 keys in the future.

    You don't need to use the Microsoft account as your profile on so you can still bypass logging in at setup and creating a local account. All you gotta do to link your 10 account to your MS install (if you choose not to use your MS account as your profile), is to simply do the following:

    • Click Start
    • Click Settings
    • Click Update and Security
    • Click Activation
    • As or with Admin permissions, click Add Account
    • Login with MS Account credentials.
    Then you should see a message that reads:

    More info: Need to reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change? Here's how. , Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License , Link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license - gHacks Tech News
     
  4. Windows was "Activated by Digital License" after reinstalling Windows 10

    Activate windows 10 after a clean install through 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, Aug 2, 2020 at 4:13 AM
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