Microsoft tweaks activation rules for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
    Microsoft tweaks activation rules for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    Microsoft tweaks activation rules for Windows 10 Anniversary Update


    Last Updated: 24 Jun 2016 at 09:01
    With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update nearly ready, Microsoft this week announced a seemingly minor change to its activation process. Under the new rules, it should be easier to reactivate Windows on a PC after major hardware changes. But is there more to the story?

    Read more: Microsoft tweaks activation rules for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | ZDNet
    Sumit Dhiman's Avatar Posted By: Sumit Dhiman
    24 Jun 2016

  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,917
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
       #1
      My Computers

  2. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 13,527
    Windows 10 IoT
       #2

    I like the change. I already use a Microsoft ID so no big deal for me. This should quite (some of) those complaining about transferability. It sounds to me like they are actually listening to complaints customer feedback. Waits for the "being forced to use a Microsoft ID" comments.
      My Computer

  3. doorules's Avatar
    Posts : 1,027
    win 10
       #3

    I am signed is as admin and have no option to link license to my MS ID
      My Computer

  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 13,527
    Windows 10 IoT
       #4

    doorules said:
    I am signed is as admin and have no option to link license to my MS ID
    Are you running the latest Insider preview?
      My Computer

  5. doorules's Avatar
    Posts : 1,027
    win 10
       #5

    Yes sir. Version 372
      My Computer

  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 13,527
    Windows 10 IoT
       #6

    from the article "effective with the Anniversary Update coming this summer". It's not enabled yet.
      My Computer


  7. Slartybart's Avatar
    Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #7

    alphanumeric said:
    from the article "effective with the Anniversary Update coming this summer". It's not enabled yet.
    but ... but ... but
    The announcement was buried in the release notes for build 14371 of Windows 10, released a few days ago.
      My Computer

  8. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 10,256
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1909 18363.815
       #8

    Shawn, the link you posted doesn't work for me:

    Code:
    insiderhub://announcements/9b3b3a4d-4ec3-4d01-bade-372dbefe3183?Source=ShareLink
    I get:

    Code:
    Unknown Protocol
    
    One of the following (insiderhub) is not a registered protocol or is not allowed in this context.
    
    The address specifies a protocol (e.g. "wxyz://") the browser does not recognize, so the browser cannot properly connect to the site.
    
        Are you trying to access multimedia or other non-text services? Check the site for extra requirements.
        Some protocols may require third-party software or plugins before the browser can recognize them.
    Looks like it rerquires you to be logged in with a MS account, then I get a CHOOSE window but still end up with a blank page.

    Ahha!, set it to TWINUI and it opens the Insider Hub, imagine that :)
      My Computers

  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,917
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
       #9

    Ztruker said:
    Shawn, the link you posted doesn't work for me:

    Code:
    insiderhub://announcements/9b3b3a4d-4ec3-4d01-bade-372dbefe3183?Source=ShareLink
    I get:

    Code:
    Unknown Protocol
    
    One of the following (insiderhub) is not a registered protocol or is not allowed in this context.
    
    The address specifies a protocol (e.g. "wxyz://") the browser does not recognize, so the browser cannot properly connect to the site.
    
        Are you trying to access multimedia or other non-text services? Check the site for extra requirements.
        Some protocols may require third-party software or plugins before the browser can recognize them.

    Hey Rich, :)

    When you click on the link (ex: in IE11), you should be prompted to "Allow" access to open the Feedback Hub app on your computer to the "Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change" announcement.
      My Computers


 

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 07:28.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums