Hi,Sorry I have a quick question,I built my computer around 5 years ago, installed windows with a product key number from a usb. All good thats cool.I upgraded hardware recently and was having issues, so I brought it into a shop who reinstalled windows, I gave them my product key number so he could do his thing. Well, I\’m looking at windows activation and it says "windows is activated with a digital license".Is that normal? or did that guy get a digital version and took my product key info from me?I just wanna be clear here, did I get scammed lolEdit: I also dont have a microsoft account
Pretzel12345 said:So, I am interested in doing a full wipe and reinstall of windows, I know you guys have a guide which I am following. I am all good to go? Ive got a copy of windows on my usb, and my HDD is unplugged and im about to restart and I have my product key card with me here.Click to expand…A reinstall in this same hardware, you don\’t even need the license key. Although it is good to have it on hand.You can skip entering the license key, and the system will activate itself when it goes online later.The system will contact MS. The activation farm wall say to itself- "Oh, here\’s Pretzel\’s PC. I remember him. Let me activate it."How To – Windows 10 clean install tutorialWindows 10 Clean install tutorial This tutorial is intended to help you, step by step, to perform a clean install of Windows version 10, build 1709 or newer but can be equally applied to earlier installer versions which may simply lack some of the Cortana assisted settings screens but should…forums.tomshardware.comOr, you can just enter that license when you install.