I've delayed activating it in 1607 so I can do more tests. After you add your Microsoft account and link it to your digital license, you can use the to help reactivate Windows after a. I am looking forward to your response. Check if Windows 10 digital license is linked to Microsoft account As said before, Windows 10 digital license is automatically linked to Microsoft account when you use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10 or when you use the above method while using a local user account. How to activate a new Windows 10 installation A product key will be needed to activate Windows 10, when you install the operating system for the first time, and your device never had an activated copy of Windows 10 on it.
However, this method does not inform the Activation Servers at Microsoft that the license is no longer in use on the particular machine, and therefore we do not recommend it. Once you know that your copy of Windows 10 is properly activated, you need to add a Microsoft account that you want to remember your product key. An entry in the device list is no proof at all that a digital license is linked to this account. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key. I did a clean install of win upgrade 1607 and applied the licence number at install. I have two users set up on this computer and they are linked to different Microsoft accounts. Step 1: Open Settings app.
This will work even when the hard drive is completely wiped. Should you ever need to get a hold of your Windows product key or the serial number of any of your software, you can retrieve this from your existing, legitimate installation of Windows in not time flat. Software Assurance for Windows You can license Windows Software Assurance on a per-device or per-user basis. Step 4: If the local account isn't connected to a Microsoft account, you'll also need to enter the password for the local account, then click Next. Activation has changed with the upgrade to 1607. The acid test now is to activate using new key and reinstalling 10586 and 14393 and see if both or only 14393 activates ie is digital licence backwards compatible? There was a thread on it, can't find it at the moment though. Upgraded to Windows 10: Your computer does not have a product key, in case you upgraded to Windows 10 operating system from a previous version of Windows Windows 7 or Windows 8.
How to link your Microsoft account with the digital license You must sign in as anto be able to add a Microsoft account to link to the digital license. Activation switched from activated with a digital license to activated with a product code. Feel free to post back if you have other concerns. Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. With a combination of client technology built into Windows 10 and a robust cloud service, it can help detect threats that have made it past other defenses, provide enterprises with information to investigate the breach across endpoints, and offer response recommendations. Now, Windows 10 uses digital licenses tied to out Microsoft Account. Software Assurance benefits for Windows include a core set of technologies, services, and use rights to help improve productivity, streamline software deployments, and reduce costs in a variety of ways across devices.
Let us know in the comments below. Plus how can i see if my existing digi licence is reliable??? When do you need to find Windows 10 digital license product key If you are trying to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10, the installation will automatically activate the Windows 10 with your existing Windows 7 or 8 product key. However, it's important to remember that this process will change your account type from local to a Microsoft account. This is not the case. So let's start with a little Windows 10 history.
Active Window 10 with Digital License instead of Product Key??? My dell laptop came with a pre-installed activated version of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and now I am planning to switch to a Solid State Drive and wish to reinstall windows afresh on the Solid state drive. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key. If you place any value on the security of your own data now and in the future, steer clear of this company. The account device list of the Microsoft account cannot be trusted: If I add another non admin user with a Microsoft account to my machine, the name of the computer will be added in the device list of the new account, too. For those who want to upgrade their existing older version of Windows to Windows 10, you will have to buy the Windows 10 digital license first. A Windows 10 system showing the Digital License activation.
Why do some Windows 10 digital license automatically link to Microsoft account, but some haven't? In the past, Microsoft told people to contact its support staff. Digital license is an activation method in Windows 10 that doesn't require a product key. This can help you reactivate Windows using the if you make a later, such as replacing the motherboard. The free Windows 10 license Microsoft is providing to upgraders works differently. Step 3: Click the Troubleshoot link to open and get your copy of Windows 10 activated after hardware changes.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Discussion in '' started by Adv. Users part of the Insider program can use this tool starting with the release of or later. . 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. Yeah - it is interesting there does not seem to be anyway of removing a digital licence once established. It didn't for me so I had to contact the helpdesk who were stumped at first but very clever and persistent.