Digital License & Digital Certificate of Authenticity (COA)

Recharge PC uses a digital license method (called a digital entitlement in Windows 10, Version 1511) or digital Certificate of Authenticity (COA) to activate Microsoft Windows 10 that does not require you to enter a product key.  The digital COA is embedded into the system's BIOS permanently. This means that when you re-install Windows, it will detect the product key automatically as long as you are using the same original motherboard.


ACTIVATE USING A DIGITAL LICENSE
First time installation and activation on a new device or motherboard

If you are using a digital license linked to a Microsoft account, you can run setup and skip the product key option by selecting “I don’t have a product key.”  When you sign in with your Microsoft account and connect to the internet, you will be activated.


WE'VE DONE THE WORK FOR YOU
Your computer has been installed and activated with Microsoft Windows 10. There should be NO WORK REQUIRED ON YOUR PART.

For a brief video tutorial on how your digital license was activated, click below:

ACTIVATION USING THE KEYS ICON


ACTIVATION USING SETTINGS


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DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL LICENSE SET UP GUIDE


ACTIVATE AFTER REINSTALLING WINDOWS 10
If you have a digital license for your device, you can reinstall the same edition of Windows 10 on this device without entering a product key.

Make sure that Windows 10 is activated before you try to reinstall it. To find out, select the Start  button, and then select Settings  > Update & Security  > Activation.  You’ll be able to confirm that your Windows 10 has been activated and that your Microsoft account is associated with your digital license.

Check Activation Status In Settings: ms-settings:activation?activationSource=SMC-Article-12440


REACTIVATING WINDOWS 10 AFTER A HARDWARE CHANGE
When you make a significant hardware change to your device, such as replacing the motherboard, Windows 10 might no longer be activated. 

Make sure you associate your Microsoft account to your digital license to prepare for hardware changes. The association enables you to reactivate Windows using the Activation troubleshooter if you make a significant hardware change later. For more info, see Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change.

If you don't have a digital license, you'll use a product key to activate.  


OUR GOAL IS 100% SATISFACTION
If at any time you are not extremely satisfied with your purchase, please give us a call. We’d like the opportunity to make it right. We want all of your customers to have a positive buying experience with Recharge PC.


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