1.    24 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Local Accounts - Upgrade Question


    I am building a new tower for my in-laws and nephews. As of now, they want to stay with Windows 7. I'm fine with that, and have a licenses for them. However, I would like to upgrade it to Windows 10 temporarily, to get their license activated. I will roll it back to Windows 7 and use another key for the time being.

    Now here's the question. Normally, I could do a clean install of Windows 10 later on. However, non of them have a Microsoft Account. How would the license be tied to their computer in the future? I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, then was able to do a clean install. Once I logged in using my Microsoft Account, my laptop was activated. How would this be accomplished on a computer with only local accounts?

    Is my only option to create a Microsoft Account just for this computer, so a Windows 10 license gets applied?
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  2.    24 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hey mate,

    No worries. The free Windows 10 upgrade activation is registered for that PC on Microsoft activation servers when upgraded from an activated Windows 7/8.1 PC.

    It doesn't matter if the PC has a local account or Microsoft account.
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  3.    24 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info. I was thinking it tied the hardware hash to the Microsoft Account. Good to know for future family and friend builds.
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  4.    24 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You're most welcome.
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