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First, I searched with the forum searcher and I cannot find something similar or probably my wording were wrong.

For the concise details:
1) I have an OEM Win10 OS with my HP Spectre X360.
2) I forgotten my Microsoft account password.
3) The email I registered with my MS account was my company email, in which I no longer work for. Thus, no longer have access to it.
4) I failed recovering my MS Account with ACR Live.

I pretty much prefer recovering my MS account but it seems impossible at this point,

So, my question is, if I create a new MS account, would I lose my OEM OS license or it will read my device and still keep it?

Thank you in advance for the clarification.


Richard John
 

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No worries. The license is embedded into the BIOS of your machine. You can go ahead and download an OEM copy directly from Microsoft and the installation will validate with no problem.
If you would care to be bothered, I am sure if you want to do the Microsoft dance you could recover your account, it has no bearing on your Windows 10 license. I always prefer to keep my personal accounts (all legit Win 10 licenses) local. I see no real benefit with a M/S account other than it's another piece of data they collect about you.
 

R01001010

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No worries. The license is embedded into the BIOS of your machine. You can go ahead and download an OEM copy directly from Microsoft and the installation will validate with no problem.
If you would care to be bothered, I am sure if you want to do the Microsoft dance you could recover your account, it has no bearing on your Windows 10 license. I always prefer to keep my personal accounts (all legit Win 10 licenses) local. I see no real benefit with a M/S account other than it's another piece of data they collect about you.
Thank you for the clarification and for the advice about having a local account rather than binded, make sense.
 

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I forgot to mention, the commercial line of HP computers built on or after 2016 are eligible for HP's "Cloud Recovery". It's handy because it will give you access to a Win 7 ISO if the machine is eligible:
http://support.hp.cloud-recovery.s3-website-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/
I don't think your model is eligible but it's worth plugging your Product ID in and finding out. Regardless you can always just type Microsoft Windows 10 download into your search engine and it will take you to the M/S site for an ISO or directly to a USB memory stick. Make sure you are downloading directly from M/S. A word from those of use who have already learned our lesson. For video drivers for anything with a touch screen always go to the manufacturer's site. For some reason both the generic versions from the video chip manufacturer and Microsoft Windows either from the install or Update can cause really strange problems that are difficult to diagnose.
 

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