Windows 10: Microsoft lowers app installs from 81 to 10 devices with Windows 10

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  1.    20 Jul 2015 #41

    Hi there

    One thing I noticed -the product ID is different on my two ACTIVATED build 10240 PRO Windows systems. I cloned my laptop to a Desktop - via Acronis universal restore -- and after some Windows updating some drivers after re-boot I noticed BOTH systems were ACTIVATED - although the desktop had a different product ID ..

    Go Figure ???

    Both Still activated after some updates (Windows defender).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       20 Jul 2015 #42

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    @ IownAmoneyPit

    One of the first things I do after an install is change the name. Now I'm not sure which is the legit one.
    @HippsieGypsie I just changed the device name in Systems > Settings but it seems to have no effect when viewing the Device name in my Microsoft Account Home page although it may be a day or so before the changes show up.

    As a precaution I used the Snipping Tool to note the original device name in System > Settings before renaming it.
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       20 Jul 2015 #43

    IownAmoneyPit said: View Post
    @HippsieGypsie I just changed the device name in Systems > Settings but it seems to have no effect when viewing the Device name in my Microsoft Account Home page although it may be a day or so before the changes show up.

    As a precaution I used the Snipping Tool to note the original device name in System > Settings before renaming it.
    I ended up just deleting them all. When returning to the desktop there's a prompt to correct. Easy as pie.
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       20 Jul 2015 #44

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I ended up just deleting them all. When returning to the desktop there's a prompt to correct. Easy as pie.
    Thanks for the helpful info Hippsie.
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  5.    20 Jul 2015 #45

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Devices with apps and games you downloaded from the Store
    Remove a device if you're trying to install an app or a game on a Windows 10 device and you've reached your device limit.

    You can also reach this setting from the MS store, User Icon > Settings
    I have one device I can't remove. It was one of the test installs I used in a VM. When I try I get a message that says Try a different url. We don't have anything to show at this link. Try searching for what you want, instead
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  6.    20 Jul 2015 #46

    I'd love to meet the person that has 81 devices or that will be affected by this.

    This may cause a slight hiccup for me, but probably not. I use a dummy Microsoft Account for final setup when I do my custom image deployments of 8.1. Instead of using mine, I just use the dummy one that syncs all the Start Screen layouts, apps and updates, and other fun personalization things I don't need to manually do. But I can probably just delete the PCs I already have done from the account. No big deal.
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       20 Jul 2015 #47

    IownAmoneyPit said: View Post
    Thanks for the helpful info Hippsie.
    You're welcome.

    When pressing any one of them in OneDrive online it says it cannot connect to it, so I figured it was old and deleted all that stated that. Now my computer name that I changed shows up there.
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       20 Jul 2015 #48

    Winuser said: View Post
    I have one device I can't remove. It was one of the test installs I used in a VM. When I try I get a message that says Try a different url. We don't have anything to show at this link. Try searching for what you want, instead
    On my Lumia, but I think there's a link there to contact that division.
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       20 Jul 2015 #49

    Coke Robot said: View Post
    I'd love to meet the person that has 81 devices or that will be affected by this.
    Some businesses might be, but I'm sure they would purchase a bundle to side load them.
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  10.    20 Jul 2015 #50

    This is actually a raising of the limit.... the original limit that is.

    When Windows 8 was first released, the number was 5. This was too tight, and MS got a lot of feedback on it, so to celebrate the release of Windows 8.1, they changed the number of devices to 81. Now that 10 is being released, they're basically dropping back to the original limit, but raising It to 10 instead of going back to 5.
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