Windows 10: Add Microsoft account to activation - doesnt exist in my settings Solved

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  1.    21 Jan 2017 #1

    Add Microsoft account to activation - doesnt exist in my settings


    I am trying to migrate my free Windows 10 upgrade to new PC.

    The tutorial here : Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC

    shows that in Settings -> Activation must be "Add a Microsoft Account" piece.

    I don't have it. Any ideas? Windows version 1607
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  2. Posts : 28,565
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       21 Jan 2017 #2

    Hello maxima,

    You don't have that option since your Windows 10 is already activated.
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  3.    21 Jan 2017 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello maxima,

    You don't have that option since your Windows 10 is already activated.

    Actually, this is not quite correct I believe. The message does not mention it is connected to an MS account.

    I would try changing to a local account, then it should come up with option to link to MS account.
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  4. Posts : 28,565
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       21 Jan 2017 #4

    maxima,

    Are you currently signed in to a Microsoft account or local account?

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    The term "Digital entitlement" is usually used with older builds.
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  5.    21 Jan 2017 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    maxima,

    Are you currently signed in to a Microsoft account or local account?

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    The term "Digital entitlement" is usually used with older builds.
    Yeah - that must be it - missed the obvious - LOL.



    It was changed to digital licence in 1607

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    Having said that OP says he/she is running 1607 which does not make sense.
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  6.    21 Jan 2017 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    Having said that OP says he/she is running 1607 which does not make sense.
    It makes perfect sense if @maxima is logged into a local account on his computer. You have to log in with a Microsoft Account in order for the digital license to link to it.
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  7.    21 Jan 2017 #7

    I was logged as ms account. I will try local tomorrow and report back
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  • Posts : 28,565
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       21 Jan 2017 #8

    maxima,

    Since you are signed in with a MSA, you're license is already linked to the MSA.

    It's just the older "digital entitlement" term confusing the matter. If you have build 14371 or newer of Windows 10 installed, you should see the newer "digital license" term along with "linked to your MSA".

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  •    21 Jan 2017 #9

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    It makes perfect sense if @maxima is logged into a local account on his computer. You have to log in with a Microsoft Account in order for the digital license to link to it.
    Yeah but if using a local account and on 1607, op should see option to link account to MS account. What puzzles me is that op says they are on 1607 and using an ms account but screen says digital entitlement. Something is not stacking up here.
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  •    23 Jan 2017 #10

    I agree with cereberus, something doesn't add up. Before 1607 there is no "Linked to your Microsoft Account" part. And it says entitlement instead of license. If it was 1607 logged in with a local account, the linked to part would be missing, but it should say license not entitlement. It must be an earlier build?
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