I've recently installed Windows 10 Edu on my external hard drive on my Mac Mojave via WinToUsb. So, when I hold down the Option key while booting, it allows me to choose to boot from my external hard drive on which Windows is installed.
I bought a valid Windows 10 Edu from onthehub and got a product key. I have activated the copy of Windows installed on my ssd with the given product key.
I know that Microsoft does not allow the installation of Windows on a USB drive. I have therefore understood that Windows can not be installed or updated with the help of SetUp.
My concern is about activation with the product key. If my external hard drive (on which Windows is installed) fails or is cleared, can I still transfer the license / product key to my new ssd, ssd formatted original, or internal ssd of my mac (with bootcamp)?
I've read solutions to problems in which users had to transfer their Windows license from their turned off laptop to a new computer by formatting the hard drive or disabling the product key. But in the case of Windows installed on an external hard drive, if it is erased, I will not have the option to disable my product key, right? But if I do not disable it for any reason, when I reinstall Windows 10 iso on my external ssd and I activate it with the product key I have, will not he tell me more later that this was enabled on more than one PC?
I read articles about how Microsoft now maintains a digital license on its server, which has a unique hash value of the hardware of the computer associated with the product key. According to what I've understood, some people claim that this is the case for all windows 10 (https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-quietly-rewrites-its -activation-rules-for-windows-10 /), but others say that this is the case only if the method of purchase falls under certain categories (https://pureinfotech.com / how-activation-works-windows-10-digital-entitlement-vs-product-key /). According to that, I guess my purchase does not have a digital license, but I'm not sure.
Here are my questions:
1) If you have purchased a product key for Windows 10 (any edition), do you automatically get a digital license? Or do I have to register my product key on their website? Or does it not apply to my situation?
2) Moreover, since I installed via and on WinToUsb, a digital license will be associated with my Mac (because that's where my external drive started Windows and activated it) even if I installed on my external drive? If this is the case, if my external ssd file is erased and if I try to reinstall Windows 10 Edu, it will activate it automatically by reading the digital license as it is said on a normal Windows PC ? (I've read articles that said that if there was a major hardware change, such as a motherboard, then the digital license was going to be changed.So, I was guessing maybe what hard drive I'd I used it did not really matter – but that's just my guess!)
3) Would disabling the product key work with Windows installed on an external SSD via WindToUsb?
4) If the external ssd file is erased and I format it later, will the product key be automatically disabled from this external ssd file? Can I use the same product key on a new external ssd or the same external ssd that I currently use to install Windows?
5) Some people said that calling their phone activation center solves the problem. But in my case, I have installed on an external hard drive, which is technically forbidden by Microsoft. Will they let me use or transfer the product key in case the external ssd file is deleted?
6) For short, will I be able to reactivate my product key without problem after reinstalling Windows on a different external ssd with WinToUsb if my current external ssd with Windows 10 installed via WinToUsb is erased or crashed?
I have never asked a question to this community before, so please keep in mind if the format is incorrect or uncomfortable. I'm sorry my questions are everywhere!