Download Windows 11 to install on laptop rather than from recovery partition - Do I need Activation

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Some glitches with my HP ZBook and I'd don't want to use the recovery partition so as not to have programs like HP Wolf Security, etc. installed.


I'd rather do a clean re-install MS365, other programs, etc.


So my question is, if I go here:


and choose Create Windows 11 Installation Media, will I need to provide an activation key or will it automagically install and activate.


In Settings it says "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft Account"


Any help appreciated.




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