Seems MS Will Honor the Windows 10 Purchased From Store For RMB12.99(USD2)


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Earlier there was a bug in Win10 preview, where user could purchase a win10 Pro from Store for just $2, and this was removed later, however, some guys had made the purchase, and this is a interesting scenario posted in win10china:

Firstly, one thing to note is that, if you now purchase win10 thru Store, the license is bundled to the machine, I don't have this Store Purchase on my win10, so this is from win10china:(sorry, seems image insert does not work, the circle just kept rolling for over 3 minutes.)


And the Customer Support of MS China explained about "Digital Licensing", there won't be a product key supplied.


OK, then he found that the guy had purchased a win10 Pro license for RMB12.99 , and told the guy he should be able to use this license "normally", and could contact for Support within 30 days if there is any problem:


This is the Store Purchase for RMB 12.99, but I guess you have seen the one for USD 2.00.










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Seems this "Digital License" is something newly introduced for win10, some time ago I posted about seeing a OSG document about MS activation server will record "Upgrade Authentication Key"+HWID, and thought that a key will be issued for win10 upgrade, guess I have misunderstood, if the win10 is bundled to the machine, then instead of generating a product key, it will generate a "Digital License" not to be observed by the user.

Some people had thought that win10 will check on MS server with just the HWID to identify the win10 and device, but I think it's probably not the case, since XP to Win8.1, Windows will check on 8 items of the device, and if 3 or less had changed, Windows will still consider its still on the same device, but 4 or more, Windows will consider its on another device and will request re-activation.

But by changing any one or more of the item, the HWID will be changed, and it won't be able to compare with any existing record in MS server, therefore it requires some other data to identify the Windows and device, it could be the product key(plus other datas), and for win10, if it's bundled to the device, then there is no need for a Product Key, and this "Digital License" will be used instead.


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