Windows 10 laptop suddenly reboots with blue screen error? Some others, after installing the latest Windows update, Update the display driver or update to the latest Windows 10 version 1903 system, frequently reboot with INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR BSOD . As reported by various users on (Microsoft forum, Reddit), the system frequently reboots with the blue screen of internal power error .
Microsoft describes the feature as follows:
Based on Insider feedback, we also introduced the ability to link your Microsoft Account (MSA) to Digital License Activation with this Insider Preview release. If you already used an MSA to sign in to your activated Windows 10 Home or Pro device, your MSA will be linked automatically. You can use this MSA-linked digital license to reactivate your genuine Windows 10 device by running the Activation Troubleshooter if you run into activation issues caused by hardware changes.
According to the announcement, Microsoft accounts will automatically be linked to the license when used to sign in.
The Activation Troubleshooter is another new feature introduced in the same build. Basically it allows you to run it to reactivate a system under certain circumstances. Microsoft mentions hardware changes but also when the wrong version of Windows is installed on the device.
What is the Windows 10 digital license?
For those who are not aware of the activation problem, Microsoft grants a digital license (formerly known as digital right) to a PC. When upgrading to Windows 10 from previous versions of Windows operating system using the free upgrade offer. The digital license will be used to automatically activate your copy of Windows 10 when you clean install, reinstall, or change PC hardware.
Many PC users were unable to activate their copy of Windows 10 after changing PC hardware. And especially after changing the motherboard. Until now, PC users had to contact Microsoft’s support team to activate their copy of Windows 10 after hardware changes. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft decided to link your Windows 10 digital license (digital entitlement) to your Microsoft account. So users can easily reactivate their copy of Windows 10 after changing hardware.
How to link Windows 10 license to Microsoft account
You do not need to do anything on your part if you are using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10. According to Microsoft, when you use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10, the digital license will be automatically linked to your Microsoft account
For local user account
If you are using a local user account instead of a Microsoft account, use the instructions below to link your Windows 10 license to the Microsoft account:
Open the Start menu, click the Settings icon to open the Settings app, and then click Update & Security.
Now click on Activation. Click Add an account link. Enter your Microsoft account ID and password and then click the Sign in button.
If you are using a local user account, you may be asked to enter the password for your local user account. Once you add the Microsoft account and the license is linked to your Microsoft account. You will see “Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account” on the activation page in Settings.
Verify that the Windows 10 digital license is linked to the Microsoft account
The Windows 10 digital license is automatically linked to the Microsoft account when you use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10. Or when you use the above method while using a local user account. With that said, it is a good idea to confirm that your Windows 10 license is linked to your Microsoft account.
Open configuration. Click Update & Security. Click Activation. Here you will see the message “Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account” next to Activation if your Windows 10 license is linked to your Microsoft account.
Activate Windows 10 after hardware changes with digital license.
If you have linked your Windows 10 digital license to your Microsoft account. Then you can use the following address to activate Windows 10 after hardware changes.
Open the settings app. Click Update & Security. Click Activation. If your copy of Windows 10 is not activated and you see a link labeled Troubleshoot as shown in the image below.
Click the Fix problems link to open the Windows 10 activation troubleshooter. And activate your copy of Windows 10 after hardware changes. If the troubleshooter cannot activate your copy of Windows 10. You will see a link labeled I changed the hardware on this device recently.
Click the I changed the hardware on this device recently link. This will bring up a page where you need to enter your Microsoft account email address, as well as the password.
You need to select your Windows 10 PC from the device list. Check the box labeled This is the device I’m using right now and then click the Activate button to activate your copy of Windows 10.
If you want to see other devices linked to your account. You can click the link «See other devices linked to your Microsoft account». On this page, you will see a list of devices divided into three categories. (The edition does not match, the device type does not match, and Windows is not activated.) Explain the reason why Windows 10 cannot be activated from the other devices.
Additional troubleshooting steps
In case your device is not listed, there may be a few things going on, and we will go through them now.
First, make sure you are signed in with the Microsoft account that you previously linked to the Windows 10 digital license.
If you are using the correct Microsoft account, you will need to investigate why you cannot activate it.
Windows 10 was never activated on your computer.
Your computer is not running a genuine version of the operating system.
The edition of Windows 10 does not match the edition of the operating system that you linked to your digital license.
The device you are trying to activate does not match the device type that you have linked to your digital license.
There are a limited number of times you can reactivate. If you reach that limit, you won’t be able to activate Windows 10.
The edition of the operating system installed on your computer is not Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home.
Your computer is a device managed by your organization, in which case the reactivation tool is not available. If this is the case, you will need to contact your system administrator.
If after using the Activation Troubleshooter, you cannot activate Windows 10. Then you will probably need to contact Microsoft Customer Support for assistance.