You can use apps and games from the Microsoft Store App on up to ten devices at once. You won’t be able to install any apps on an eleventh device if you add it to your account. To stay under the limit, you’ll need to revoke the Microsoft Store license for one of your other devices.
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How to revoke Microsoft Store App Licenses from a device
Begin by logging into your Microsoft account online to complete this procedure. “account.microsoft.com/devices/content” is a direct link that will take you to the appropriate page. You can also go to Microsoft Account’s main page and click on the “Devices” tab. To verify your identity, you’ll be asked to enter your password or confirm a Microsoft Authenticator prompt.
This screen displays which of your devices are currently registered for app downloads from the Microsoft Store. You’ll be able to see how many devices are connected, as well as when they were last used. Find the device you want to get rid of and click the “Remove” button next to its name.
Before you revoke the device’s license, a popup prompt will give you one last warning. To acknowledge the prompt, check the box. To finish the removal process, press the “Remove” button.
You’ll now have an unused license to use on your new device, allowing you to begin installing apps. You won’t be able to use Windows Store apps on your delicensed device because they aren’t compatible. Because your device no longer has the required license, any subsequent app installations from the Store will fail.
While most people are unlikely to use 10 devices at the same time, as you replace older devices with newer hardware, you may reach the limit. It only takes a few minutes to get back up and running: go to your Microsoft account and revoke the Store licenses from your redundant devices.