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    Reactivation Issue

    I've been running W10 as a local user, but, having read some of the posts regarding reactivation after various hardware changes, I thought it would be a good idea to link to my MS Account, using my email address.

    I did this OK, and now log on with a pin, but when I check my activation details it still says "Windows 10 on this device is activated with a digital entitlement",
    making no mention of being tied to a MS account.

    How can I update this?

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    Are you running the Anniversary Update (build 14393)?

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    It may just take a while for this to get updated. I would not worry about it.
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    I haven't been offered the AU yet, I'm still on 1511.
    Think I'll take Joe's advice and wait a while.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    ...when I check my activation details it still says "Windows 10 on this device is activated with a digital entitlement",
    making no mention of being tied to a MS account...
    That is how it should be; you don't need to make any changes.

    It simply means your Win10 is associated with the hardware ID (motherboard ID) of your computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    I haven't been offered the AU yet, I'm still on 1511.
    Think I'll take Joe's advice and wait a while.

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    If you don't mind doing a manual updating to Anniversary version 14393, please use this link :

    About Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    Click the "Get the Anniversary Update now" button to start downloading and installing.

    Once updated, hopefully you will see it changed to " Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account "
    Last edited by davidhk; 2016-08-20 at 07:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    I haven't been offered the AU yet, I'm still on 1511.
    Think I'll take Joe's advice and wait a while.

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    As expected then, the wording will change when you upgrade to the AU.

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    My Windows 10 Anniversary Update activation status (Logging in with a Windows Live Account) States:

    "Windows 10 is activated with a digital licence linked to your Microsoft Account"

    Here are the licencing permutations:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...-10-activation

    Note Especially:

    "Activating Windows 10 after a hardware configuration change"

    If you made a significant hardware change to your device (such as replacing the motherboard) Windows 10 might no longer be activated. If you're running Windows 10 (Version 1607) and added your Microsoft account and linked it to the digital license on your device, you can use the Activation troubleshooter to reactivate Windows. For more info, see Using the Activation troubleshooter:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...troubleshooter
    Last edited by petesmst; 2016-08-22 at 07:21. Reason: Editied typos
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