Question I installed Windows 10 Pro onto 3 PCs

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I recently purchased a used SFF PC running windows 10 pro and I made an install disc using the software that comes on the PC. I then upgraded 2 older Think pads with new SSDs and installed the windows 10 pro onto them. It never asked me to enter a license code or anything but just automatically registered authentic through my Microsoft account. How is this possible? I believe I cloned my original PC because when I change my desktop background on the original PC it also changes the background on the 2 think pads as well! I can change the background on the laptops to something else and it doesn't change it on the original PC.
 
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Ah ok that makes sense to me now! So it automatically authenticated itself as if I had upgraded from windows 7 to 10? But how come when I change my desktop background on the original PC it also changes the other 2 PCs to the same background? It all seems strange to me. I guess I can just count my blessings everything seems to work ok except for that! I am in no way a computer guru!
 

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Ah ok that makes sense to me now! So it automatically authenticated itself as if I had upgraded from windows 7 to 10? But how come when I change my desktop background on the original PC it also changes the other 2 PCs to the same background? It all seems strange to me. I guess I can just count my blessings everything seems to work ok except for that! I am in no way a computer guru!
It changes the background because you're logged in with the same Microsoft account. It syncs those settings across multiple devices.

This is either a curse or a blessing.
 
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Windows 10 is still pretty new to me. I try to not change anything if I don't have to. If it aint broke don't fix it kind of deal.
 

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