Microsoft making it easier to reactivate Windows 10 after major hardware change

By: Vamien McKalin
2 minute read

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update on the verge of its release, Microsoft is taking the chance to make some important changes. While they’re nothing major, they’re still very much worth talking about.

What the software giant is doing is making it easier for users to reactivate Windows 10 should there be a major hardware change. Currently, it can be a pain to reactivate Windows if certain hardware is removed, like the hard drive or other key components. However, it is not possible to regain your license if the motherboard is replaced, so keep this in mind.

What will Microsoft do to fix this issue? Well, after the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update in July, Microsoft will make it possible for users to link their digital Windows 10 license with their Microsoft account, according to a ZDNet report. If you’re signed into Windows 10 with your Microsoft account, then the procedure should be automatic.

If you’re not the type of person that would log into Windows 10 with your Microsoft account, then linking your digital license is optional. Bear in mind that this only works for those who have a digital license, or mainly those users who’ve taken advantage of the update offer ending July 29, 2016. If you want to be a part of this group, then we recommend updating from Windows 8.x or Windows 7 before the deadline.

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