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Windows Not Activated on my new laptop

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So I've recently purchased a new Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (5480) in November and had it arrive in mid December. I had it set up and it was working all fine. After a few days later I noticed a watermark on the bottom left of my screen and I went ahead and checked it and somehow did something to get rid of it. At first I thought it was some minor glitch with Windows, but to reinforce what I thought was correct I went to setting and checked the status and it says "Windows is activated with a digital licence linked to your Microsoft account." I searched up what exactly this means and found that it only happens if a major hardware or software update has been made, but from what I'm aware of I haven't done any of this to my new laptop. Could someone please help me.
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Re: Windows Not Activated on my new laptop

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Kav20,

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Kav20
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Re: Windows Not Activated on my new laptop

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Thanks for the reply, but I got it sorted by going to a chat with a dell employee and he explained that since the product key is integrated to the motherboard it just uses a digital license instead of a product key and usually requires to activate it once.

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Kav20
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Re: Windows Not Activated on my new laptop

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wait so it is not because of the fact that the product key is integrated to the motherboard?

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