I've recently upgraded some win 7 machines to Windows 10 through the
When I go into system properties (right clicking on computer name - the page that says processor / ram / machine name info), it says it's activated.
I thought when I upgraded a machine in that first year free upgrade program, the machine install had to be tied to a microsoft account / that's where the activation was tied to (and I guess you'd have to remember who's microsoft account you activated the win 10 on that machine?)
These didn't ask for any microsoft accounts to activate.
Does it just remember some unique number created from the hardware info / machine serial number to activate if I reinstall win 10 in the future? I want to make sure I do the right things now so if I reinstall win 10 in the future (from a bootable USB with the win 10 ISO) I am not stuck with not being able to activate