Windows 10: Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC
Well well well - what do you know - this seems to bloody work - WAY TO GO MAN!
I stopped internet access, changed to local account and shut down vm.
Then I checked and MSA link was still there!
Then I restarted PC, and logged in with local account.
Then I checked again, and MSA link was still there!
Then I went to Store, and logged in taking care not to change to MSA, only logging in to app.
Then I checked again, and again MSA link was still there!
So it seems your assumption is correct. Of course, if at any time in future you login to MSA, and wish to revert to a local account, you have to remember to go offline again to go back to a local account.
Wow, nice. I wonder though, when MS finds out about it if they're gonna patch it out. Or maybe there already is a service that checks if the account is linked, like once a day or something. Well, gonna try it for myself and see how it goes with time.
Thanks for the testing cereberus.
Please let us know how you get on - we are all winging it on this at the moment.
Unfortunately, it doesn't stay for too long.
When I reboot to local account with internet access, after a while the device gets removed from my MSA. I thought that maybe logging in to MSA on my browser was doing it, so I logged in on my phone and logged out of MSA on my browser and tried again.
And now after about 20mins of being online the device just disappeared. I did launch Calendar to see if that's gonna do something. The device disappeared few minutes after I closed it, so not sure if it has something to do with it, or is it just a timed event that's gonna happen anyway.
Oh crap - I never tried it for more than a couple of minutes.
Actually, I have just realised, there is a possibly a way round this ie link it to a separate MS account. I will see if I can do this some how.
Need to experiment.
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
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?
Last edited by xbliss; 2016-08-11 at 03:52.
I have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and i dont have the option to link my license to my account. Is this only avaliable on Pro versions of Win10? My current version is Win10 education
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?
This is what i get on step 2
I wonder the same thing , I have multiple pcs on my house, each one has his own windows 10 license
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