1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar
    If you're using a local account, use this guide to link your Windows 10 product key to your Microsoft account for easier re-activation.

    On the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a lot of new changes and features for PC, including a way to make activation a little easier. Although activating Windows 10 was already a simple process, it wasn't easy to re-activate the operating system after a hardware change.
    Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, your product key is no longer only attached to your hardware you can also link it to your Microsoft account. This new change allows you to re-activate Windows 10 without having to contact Microsoft when you make significant changes to the hardware on your PC, including replacing the motherboard, processor, or hard drive.
    Associating a Windows 10 license to a Microsoft account is actually an automated process if you're signing into your PC with a Microsoft account. But if you're using a local user account, you'll need to link your product key with your Microsoft account manually.

    Full story from the WindowsCentral blog...
    09-07-2016 03:11 PM
  2. ads13's Avatar
    Isn't that old wc article?
    09-07-2016 03:36 PM

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