How to link Windows 10 license to my Microsoft Outlook account?

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Windows 10 is the most popular operating system on the entire planet. Like any commercial technological product, it requires protocols or licenses for its full operation. In this text, you will learn how to link the Windows 10 license to my Microsoft Outlook account.

Windows 10 licenses are nothing more than the approval given by the company for use and the legal functioning of its operating system, which, as already mentioned, is the most marketed worldwide.


Joining the Windows 10 license guarantees that you are dealing with an original, non-pirated product, and that therefore the Microsoft company, its creator, is responsible for its reliability and correct functioning.


The reasons why Windows 10 is so popular today, in addition to being the most up-to-date, has more tools that will make using it faster, as well as adding websites to the taskbar, and it also has the Cortana assistant. Who can you set up to do homework and even tell jokes.

How Windows 10 licensing works

When you buy a new computer or PC with the operating system already installed, in this case Windows 10, it is important (although not essential) that you are aware of everything that has to do with its operating license.

This, in addition to ensure that you are buying a reliable computer, will allow you at any time, when the case arises that, for some circumstances, you are forced to reinstall the operating system, knowing the license number will facilitate the process. Here are the steps to link the Windows 10 license to my Microsoft account.

Before the Windows 10 version, the multinational Microsoft provided the license number, usually a 25-digit number, detailed on a decal or sticker attached to the computer.



With the new version of Windows 10 "Anniversary" this procedure has made Microsoft more practical by associating the license or activation key of the operating system with the ID of one or more computer hardware.

However, this is not the only novelty. The new version of Windows 10 Anniversary also allows you to link that operating system startup key to a Microsoft email account Outlook.

With Windows 10, you can use programs like PowerShell or OneGet. OneGet takes care of working as a package manager.

What to do to link the Windows 10 license to my Outlook account?

While it seems obvious, the first thing to do is have an Outlook email, or Hotmail (as it was known at first) handy. If you don't have it, you need to create one, or you can also do it using One Drive, Office 365 or Skype.

As a second step, and protected the Microsoft email account, what follows to link the Windows 10 activation key to that account is to go to the PC, in the menu follow the following steps: " Start> Settings> Update> Security> Activation> Add account.

Once this is done, the screen will display the phrase indicating that the Windows license activation key has been associated with the Outlook account.

If at any time the user needs to reinstall the Windows 10 operating system, he can access the account to which the license activation key has been associated and, from " Activation troubleshooting “, Reinstall it. These are simple steps that show you how to link the Windows 10 license to my Microsoft account.


Windows 10 can sometimes have problems showing you a message that your Windows 10 license will expire soon, don't be afraid this problem has a quick fix.



When to reinstall the operating system?

Windows isn't the only operating system on the market. There are also others such as Apple's MacOS, which like Microsoft is not free, despite being the most used.

There are operating systems like Linux and Ubuntu which are freely accessible. In other words, they don't need a license or permission to install and run them on devices.

Specifically, in the case of Windows, we offer you a short list of problems that can lead to the need to reinstall the operating system.

When a new computer is purchased on which the operating system is not pre-installed and the user purchases Windows. Another important reason is that there is an accident or event that causes damage to equipment, such as the motherboard, and the operating system needs to be reinstalled.


The replacement dell’hard disk or some other computer hardware, or deconfiguring the operating system itself that disables the activation key. This way we show you how to link the Windows 10 license to my Microsoft account.

Sometimes your computer may have a problem and won't let you update Windows 1st because it doesn't have enough hard drive space.

 


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