MS always said digital licences could be transferred to new mobo if like for like, but you had to get MS to do it if it failed to activate.
Also, an unresolved issue was if you could transfer windows 10 to a new mobo if you you originally upgraded from a retail 7/8 oem in free period, after free period ends (EULA certanly permits it).
According to EULA, you cannot transfer licence to a new mobo if you upgraded from an oem licence. Question is whether the new method can differentiate between retail or oem?
Perhaps MS have simply decided the number of people who replace a mobo is so small in reality, it is not worth the hassle checking original licence?
After all it is their vowed intent to get as many people using Windows 10, and being strict about oem licences is counter productive to that intent.
I will try an see if I can activate a vm this way.
However, no mention of a digital licence (better term), or any option in menu to "add an account".
Now I am confused! Any ideas?
Re - vm question, I assume I could simply transfer back again, but I cannot get that far.
MS has clearly removed / stopped using the words digital entitlement or as in last three builds digital activation.
All my physical and virtual activated machines told until 14352 that Windows was activated with digital entitlement, then all three 1436X builds that it was activated through digital activation, now all 14371 machines put it simple and tell Windows is activated:
Last edited by cereberus; 23 Jun 2016 at 11:01.
Another thought occurred to me re. the new activation. As redstone presumably comes out when free period is finished, is it clever enough to handle earlier digital licences as you will not be able add it during free period?
When I boot into Build 14371, I get the "How do you Want to Open This" question. I click on the Snippet icon and the notification disappears.
Not a big problem, but I know it shouldn't happen, so it's a bother to me. Especially since I can't get a snippet of it.