win 10 laptops activation, depending on location...what gives


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i created a boot usb using windows media creator from microsoft. i installed it on my laptop while travelling overseas. It said I needed to activate it with a code. I came back to canada after my trip and did a reinstall and this time my laptop says it's activated.??

There was no difference in installation other than where the laptop accessed the internet from...what gives>
Likely M$'s location based authorization. They do things different depending on where the incoming IP address is coming from (i.e. there are higher areas of piracy than others).