Windows 10: Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License  

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  1.    12 Aug 2016 #20

    xbliss said: View Post
    How does a person responsible for Managing several machines & their Win 10 DEs (Home/ Family or SOHO/ SMB) link these DEs to a Single MS account?

    Does MS allow..
    1 to 1 relation
    OR
    1 to Many to manage DEs? How would one do this?

    - Do I link home/ family machines DEs to a Single personal account I manage? (Im the techie in family)

    - Can I create a Single Office account to link/ manage all DEs? Save it for future use by office.


    Dont MS Email IDs expire if not used for X no of days? What would happen to DE licenses then?
    Brink said: View Post
    Hello MCardona81,

    The digital license will automatically be linked when you sign in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account.

    At step 2, what does it show for you in Activation on the right side?
    Brink - The tutorial needs more information Anyone try out MANY DEs to ONE MSA?
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    Thread Starter
       12 Aug 2016 #21

    I'm not sure what other information can be added until there's anything new from Microsoft.
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  3.    12 Aug 2016 #22

    xbliss said: View Post
    Brink - The tutorial needs more information Anyone try out MANY DEs to ONE MSA?
    I have done a lot of testing with VMs and it seems you can only link one DL to one MSA. This is an issue if you have a dual boot pc eg with one dl for home and one for pro. The linked DL is the last installation made.
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  4.    14 Aug 2016 #23

    guniu said: View Post
    Hey, I have a question.
    Do you think the digital license is saved on my MSA after i changed back to my local account?

    What I mean by that:
    I Added MSA to my Windows 10 and it said in Activation tab "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account", and my PC was in device list of my MSA.
    But I don't like the fact that I have to type in password every time I boot up. It's my private PC, I don't need password, I never had. So I switched back to my Local account. But now it's back to "Windows is activated with a digital license" only, and the PC is also gone from the device list on my MSA account.
    Do you think it actually unlinked the license, or maybe because I logged in once, it saved anyway, and I will be good with activating in the future on a changed machine?
    I'm having the same issue.

    But I also have a device named "PC" in the device list now. It's just PC. I guess it appeared after the Anniversary update.

    Before the update, I could see my computer on the MSA device list, even though I've been using local account. But now it appears only if I login to W10 using my Microsoft account. If I switch to local account, it disappears. But the "PC" stays there whether I use MSA or local acc.

    So what's that "PC"? Any ideas?

    It's also not cool that MS forcing people to use MS account to login their PCs. Activated devices were always in the device list even if you use local account before that so called update.
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  5.    14 Aug 2016 #24

    supertramp said: View Post
    I'm having the same issue.

    But I also have a device named "PC" in the device list now. It's just PC. I guess it appeared after the Anniversary update.

    Before the update, I could see my computer on the MSA device list, even though I've been using local account. But now it appears only if I login to W10 using my Microsoft account. If I switch to local account, it disappears. But the "PC" stays there whether I use MSA or local acc.

    So what's that "PC"? Any ideas?

    It's also not cool that MS forcing people to use MS account to login their PCs. Activated devices were always in the device list even if you use local account before that so called update.
    Well I have shown in my testing, reverting to a local account does remove the link, and you have to remain on an MS account.

    However, you can automatically login as guniu was asking by runnning netplwiz, unckeck box requring password, and entering password twice.
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  6.    14 Aug 2016 #25

    cereberus said: View Post
    Well I have shown in my testing, reverting to a local account does remove the link, and you have to remain on an MS account.

    However, you can automatically login as guniu was asking by runnning netplwiz, unckeck box requring password, and entering password twice.
    Do you have any idea what that "PC" in the device list can be?
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       14 Aug 2016 #26

    I just find out this info , it may be of use :

    "Once past those 36 hours you could log off the Microsoft account and return to my local account as always, and again with the local account will continue to indicate the system is activated with the digital license tied to Microsoft account."

    It is in spanish , but it's worth a read.

    Source : http://answers.microsoft.com/es-es/w...b-0ecf1228d408
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  8.    14 Aug 2016 #27

    MCardona81 said: View Post
    I just find out this info , it may be of use :

    "Once past those 36 hours you could log off the Microsoft account and return to my local account as always, and again with the local account will continue to indicate the system is activated with the digital license tied to Microsoft account."

    It is in spanish , but it's worth a read.

    Source : http://answers.microsoft.com/es-es/w...b-0ecf1228d408
    Hmm, worth trying. I'll just make it 2 days and then going to switch back to local account. I'll let you guys know what happens.
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  9.    14 Aug 2016 #28

    supertramp said: View Post
    Do you have any idea what that "PC" in the device list can be?
    Could be an old install, an install from another pc, a failed attempt, may not even be activated etc.
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  10.    15 Aug 2016 #29

    Brink said: View Post
    I'm not sure what other information can be added until there's anything new from Microsoft.
    cereberus said: View Post
    I have done a lot of testing with VMs and it seems you can only link one DL to one MSA. This is an issue if you have a dual boot pc eg with one dl for home and one for pro. The linked DL is the last installation made.
    How does a person responsible for Managing several machines & their Win 10 DEs (Home/ Family or SOHO/ SMB) link these DEs to a Single MS account?

    Does MS allow..
    1 to 1 relation
    OR
    1 to Many to manage DEs? How would one do this?

    - Do I link home/ family machines DEs to a Single personal account I manage? (Im the techie in family)

    - Can I create a Single Office account to link/ manage all DEs? Save it for future use by office.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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