Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  

Page 15 of 18 FirstFirst ... 51314151617 ... LastLast
  1. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,841
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #140

    Hi Shawn @Brink,

    From the first day I bought my laptop (Feb. 2016) and installed Windows, I have been using only a local account.

    Today, I finally decided to link my Microsoft account to my digital license. Followed Option 1 of your tut, but I ended up with the following:

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License-e-mail-app-accounts.png

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License-activation.png

    It's worth noting that the "Account used by other apps", was already there and thus I just added the "Email, calendar and contacts" account.

    Sins i didn't get the link to my digital license, I deleted it (without touching "Account used by other apps") and tried again, with same outcome! i.e. NO "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account", so I guess my Microsoft account is not linked to the digital license.

    Any idea, what is wrong?

    Before trying Option 2, to see if it works, can you please tell me if I would be able to go back to my "beloved" local account afterwards and if this will be the same local account I use now?

    Otherwise, I know the path... Macrium image > play around > Restore!!!
    Last edited by ddelo; 13 Sep 2018 at 07:42.
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,943
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #141

    Hello Dimitri @ddelo,

    It looks like you may need to use Option Two to link it with your MSA.

    You will be able to switch back to a local account afterwards though.

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My Computers

  3. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,841
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #142

    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks a lot for your always, prompt and accurate answer!
    As you said (and I suspected), it worked with Option 2.... but (there's always a but, with Windows! ) this is what I got.


    1. Signed in with my Microsoft account


    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License-activation-msa.png


    2. Signed in with my local account, which I enabled after finished with Option 2 of the tutorial

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License-activation-la.png

    Any ideas?
      My Computer

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,943
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #143

    That's ok. The message in Settings only shows the current status of activation. Once you have linked the license to your MSA, you will be able to activate the PC with it if needed.
      My Computers

  5. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,841
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #144

    Wowww, that was fast!!!

    Just to verify that I understood it correctly.
    Since the digital license is linked to my Microsoft account, if I want to activate it in another PC, or if I change motherboard in this one, I install and sign in with my Microsoft account, activate and then do whatever I want (i.e. use either Microsoft or Local account)

    Thanks a lot mate! You're the best!
      My Computer

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,943
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #145

    You would need to sign in with the Microsoft account that the license is linked to, but you may need to use the Activation troubleshooter to activate when you change the motherboard since that is considered a different computer.
      My Computers

  7. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,841
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #146

    Brink said:
    You would need to sign in with the Microsoft account that the license is linked to, but you may need to use the Activation troubleshooter to activate when you change the motherboard since that is considered a different computer.
    Got it!!

    Thanks a lot Shawn!
      My Computer


  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,943
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #147

    You're most welcome mate.
      My Computers

  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 13,232
    Windows 10 Pro
       #148

    ddelo said:
    Wowww, that was fast!!!

    Just to verify that I understood it correctly.
    Since the digital license is linked to my Microsoft account, if I want to activate it in another PC, or if I change motherboard in this one, I install and sign in with my Microsoft account, activate and then do whatever I want (i.e. use either Microsoft or Local account)

    Thanks a lot mate! You're the best!
    @ddelo,

    You can check which devices are linked to your Microsoft Account here:
    Sign in to your Microsoft account
      My Computer

  10. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,841
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #149

    NavyLCDR said:
    @ddelo,

    You can check which devices are linked to your Microsoft Account here:
    Sign in to your Microsoft account
    Thank you!
    I checked it and my laptop is there, described with its full specs!
      My Computer


 

Tutorial Categories

Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


Related Threads
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums