Where are my digital licenses coming from?


Awalt

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This is a silly question, but I am stumped. I have an personal Microsoft 365 subscription. I have 3 devices licensed for Windows - 2 for 11, 1 for 10 (older laptop).

I just created a VM in Parallels, and after logging into my Microsoft account, I rebooted, and I have an activated Windows 10 Pro license that shows up as a device in my account page when I log into Microsoft's account site - I now have 4 licensed Windows devices. Where is that license coming from, and how many do I have? I checked, as far as I can tell no Windows licenses come with Microsoft 365....I don't think I pay anything other than Microsoft 365.

Thanks for the help! I am stumped!
 

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    Apple MacBook Pro 16" 2021
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    Apple M1 Max 10 core/4 CPU assigned to Parallels 17 VM
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    Apple Silicon M1 Max
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    Apple
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    16.2" Liquid Retina XDR
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    Apple
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    Apple
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    Apple
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Ruben

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Enjoy while it lasts!
 

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    AMD 3990X
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    ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme
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    Samsung Odyssey G9 @ 240 Hz
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    5120 x 1440
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    SEKC SM2502T 2TB NVMe M.2 (2TB X 3)
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    Corsair AXi Series, AX1600i, 1600 Watt, 80+ Titanium Certified, Fully Modular
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    BGW10 Dark Base PRO 900 ATX
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Awalt

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No really, what's the story on how this works?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple MacBook Pro 16" 2021
    CPU
    Apple M1 Max 10 core/4 CPU assigned to Parallels 17 VM
    Motherboard
    Apple Silicon M1 Max
    Memory
    64GB/24GB assigned to Parallels 17 VM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Apple 32 core GPU
    Sound Card
    Apple
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    16.2" Liquid Retina XDR
    Screen Resolution
    3456-by-2234 native resolution at 254 psi
    Hard Drives
    4TB SSD
    PSU
    Apple
    Case
    Apple
    Cooling
    Apple
    Keyboard
    Apple
    Mouse
    N/A; Apple Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    1.2Gb/42Gb
    Browser
    Parallels 17 VM: MS Edge
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    Parallels 17 VM: MS Defender

johnlgalt

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Check out this article for some more information:

 

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    Windows 11 21H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
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    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D02 280 Hz QHD | Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440p | 4k
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
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    1920 * 1080
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    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
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    Dell
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    Dell
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    Dell
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    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
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    Dell
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Awalt

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Thanks @johnlgalt that was a good article but it didn't say anything about limitations on the number of digital licenses, how to get more, etc. It seems to imply they are unlimited.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple MacBook Pro 16" 2021
    CPU
    Apple M1 Max 10 core/4 CPU assigned to Parallels 17 VM
    Motherboard
    Apple Silicon M1 Max
    Memory
    64GB/24GB assigned to Parallels 17 VM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Apple 32 core GPU
    Sound Card
    Apple
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.2" Liquid Retina XDR
    Screen Resolution
    3456-by-2234 native resolution at 254 psi
    Hard Drives
    4TB SSD
    PSU
    Apple
    Case
    Apple
    Cooling
    Apple
    Keyboard
    Apple
    Mouse
    N/A; Apple Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    1.2Gb/42Gb
    Browser
    Parallels 17 VM: MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Parallels 17 VM: MS Defender

johnlgalt

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With as many links as were in there, and with all the various links that those links lead to, I assumed there would be an answer somewhere.

I do recall, however, that at least one user ran into a limit of 10 total activations allowed before they ran into an issue.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D02 280 Hz QHD | Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440p | 4k
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4
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