When installing Windows 11, the digital license associates itself with your device’s hardware.
Linking yourÂ Microsoft accountÂ with your digital license will allow automatic activation once your PC is connected to the internet and you sign in to Windows 11 with your Microsoft account as an administrator.
If you make significant hardware changes on your device, such as replacing your motherboard, Windows will no longer find a license that matches your device, and youâ€™ll need to reactivate Windows to get it up and running. To activate Windows, you’ll need either aÂ digital licenseÂ or aÂ product key. Linking yourÂ Microsoft accountÂ with your digital license enables you to reactivate Windows using theÂ Activation troubleshooterÂ whenever you make a significant hardware change.
This tutorial will show you how to link your Microsoft account to your Windows 11 digital license.