1.    03 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows of various sorts

    Product key without Microsoft account?


    I read that the Windows 10 product key from the free upgrade is automatically linked to your Microsoft account. Since I do not want to use a Microsoft account to sign into Windows, will this be a problem when I reinstall in the future?
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Finland, Vantaa
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    Win 10 pro, creators

    doubt it if you have upgraded it. MS now knows your complete setup and should activate it by that once youre done with the clean install and connected to the mighty intArnet!
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows of various sorts
    Thread Starter

    Yeah it's activated, although what if I upgrade my hardware and need to reinstall? Since there doesn't seem to be a way to retrieve the "real" product key (it only shows a "generic" product key)
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 60
    Windows 10 10586.218

    It's actually linked to your HWID.
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