You can now link your Windows 10 license with your Microsoft account

Windows Insiders can link their Microsoft account to their Windows 10 license, feature may go public next month.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Jun 23 2016 9:44 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

If you're a Windows Insider, starting with yesterday's Build 14371 you can link your Windows 10 license with your Microsoft account (MSA). The feature is already activated if you use your MSA to login to Windows 10. If you don't, simply do so and you should be on your way.

You can now link your Windows 10 license with your Microsoft account | TweakTown.com

The change solves two issues: needing to keep your license key stored somewhere and being unable to activate Windows if you've lost your key. It also pushes the operating system even further into the digital realm for the better.

The bad news is licenses are still limited (how much exactly we don't know yet), but it's an understandable necessity given how easy it would be to share a license infinitely with your login details.

There's no word on when the feature will launch publicly, but the Anniversary Update due late next month is a good bet.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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