How-to Guide Keep your FREE Windows 10 Digital Entitlement License after a Hardware Change (Recommended)

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Guides' started by Spawn, Jul 20, 2017.


Have you linked your Digital Entitlement License to your Microsoft account?

  1. Yes

    17 vote(s)
  2. Doing this now!

    2 vote(s)
  3. No

    4 vote(s)
  4. Other license agreement

    1 vote(s)
  5. I have a cracked version (Warez, Stolen, Pirated)

    0 vote(s)
  1. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
    For an Illustrated Guide, please visit:
    1. How to link your Windows 10 product key to a Microsoft account
    2. How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change
    More information:
    To add your Microsoft account and link it to the digital license:
    1. Select the Start button, select Settings > Update & security > Activation > and then select Add an account. You must be signed in as an administrator to add your Microsoft account.
    2. Enter your Microsoft account and password, and then select Sign in. You’ll also need to enter the password for your local account (leave blank, if no password). Authorize login with 2-Step Verification (if enabled).
    3. After you add your Microsoft account, you’ll see Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account on the Activation page.

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  2. Parsh

    Parsh Level 24
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2016
    7 Islands of Bombay
    Windows 10
    I had got my license linked to my account before having to service my laptop recently. This introduction is quite useful.
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