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  1. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-10-05 #100

    Hello Rose,

    That's correct. When you link your desktop's digital license to your MSA, you will also be switching your local account to a MSA for signing in to Windows 10 with using the same credentials as your MSA.

    If you like, you can set Windows to automatically sign in to your MSA at startup afterwards.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  2. Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-10-05 #101

    Hi, I've linked my Windows 10 Pro digital licence to my Microsoft account (I normally use the local account). If I was to carry out a major upgrade in future (motherboard, cpu etc), and I went through the activation troubleshooter and it activated successfully, would I always need to be constantly logged into my Microsoft account in future or can I go back to using the local account again?
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  3. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-10-05 #102

    Hello Retro,

    Yes, you could switch to a local account if you like afterwards.
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  4. Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-10-06 #103

    Ah good, thanks for the info Brink.
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-10-06 #104

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  6. Join Date : Dec 2015
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       2016-10-12 #105

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Retro,

    Yes, you could switch to a local account if you like afterwards.
    But remember link gets removed if you do this, so if you got an unexpected crash....
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  7. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 7
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       3 Weeks Ago #106

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Retro,
    Yes, you could switch to a local account if you like afterwards.
    Hello Brink, to that regard, my observations differ.

    As I report in this forum elsewhere, I could not easily switch back to a local account after I had linked my Windows 10 Pro digital licence to my Microsoft account (MSA).
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  8. Join Date : Sep 2015
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       6 Days Ago #107

    I cant see the option to link digital licence with microsoft account. I actually upgraded from a retail version of Windows 7 ultimate to Windows 8.1 by paying then to windows 10 pro.

    Attaching the screenshot, there is no option to link to digital license to Microsoft account Click image for larger version. 

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  9. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       6 Days Ago #108

    Hello Joyous,

    It looks like you have an older build of Windows 10 installed. The link option is not available until build 14371.

    Windows 10 Build Number - Find

    However, your screenshot indicates that your Windows is activated by digital entitlement, so it's basically already linked.
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