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  1.    25 Sep 2017 #31

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Agree 100%. I don't think the DL was moved just by the single action of logging in with a MSA because I have a bunch of devices on my MSA and my new "device" replaced the correct old "device" and I would hope that wasn't just a coincidence. I think it came from the already existing information on the SSD that was moved over.

    Now, what would really have been interesting, but it's too late to try now, would be to remove the MSA login from the old computer first, leaving only a local account on it. Then move the SSD to the new motherboard and see what happened with just a local account. My prediction is that there would have been exactly the same results - because Windows does not activate from a Microsoft Account - it activates from Microsoft Activation Servers - which does not require a MSA. The digital licenses shown on the devices page of the MSA are only links to the real digital license info stored on Microsoft Activation Servers.
    My point being that an MSA is required to transfer the licence. An existing DL will be picked up if the HWID matches irrespective.

    So, what happens when one has multiple (for augments sake , say Pro PC's with different DL's but linked to same MSA) and a the Transfer Wiz finds the current device OK... does it then ask which existing licence to transfer?
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  2.    25 Sep 2017 #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    My point being that an MSA is required to transfer the licence. An existing DL will be picked up if the HWID matches irrespective.

    So, what happens when one has multiple (for augments sake , say Pro PC's with different DL's but linked to same MSA) and a the Transfer Wiz finds the current device OK... does it then ask which existing licence to transfer?
    The last time I tried that, each PC in your MSA is differentiated by the Computer Name, as I recall.
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  3.    25 Sep 2017 #33
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    I haven't transferred a DL, as far as I know, not on purpose. My devices are listed by Computer Name.

    Right now its out of date? My laptop shows as running 10 Pro but its actually running Education. I think its that way because I'm currently logged in with a local account on that PC. Education won't let you setup/install with a Microsoft Account. It wants an Azure or Office 365 account and rejects my Microsoft Account info. That forces me to log in with an offline local account then switch to a Microsoft account. I haven't done that yet. It looks like it remembering the last OS installed on that device that was linked to a Microsoft ID.
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  4.    25 Sep 2017 #34
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    Forgot to mention, that laptop that has Education installed. Already had a DL for Education, and has been linked to my Microsoft Account in the past. I did a skip key when I did the install and it activated automatically with the DL on the activation server.

    I have two desktop PC's and one Laptop, each one has DL's for Home, Pro, Education and Enterprise. The only one that shows in my devices list is the currently installed OS that is currently linked to my MSA.
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  5.    25 Sep 2017 #35

    Thanx guys for the feedback.
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  6.    25 Sep 2017 #36
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    No problem Superfly. You guys might be interested in this, Microsoft changed someething in the Office 2016 setup? It seems like they may be linking Office installs activation to your Microsoft account too?
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  7.    25 Sep 2017 #37

    Sorry for hijacking this thread ...but I really don't get it.. I activated with a Pro OEM key but getting DL.

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  8.    25 Sep 2017 #38
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    OEM Embedded Windows 10 key? I do believe I saw a similar post here some time back? As near as I can tell, the only installs that don't get a DL are Pro and Enterprise installs that use a Volume License key. Everything else including OEM installs get a DL.
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