Also, most times if you are replacing a piece of hardware with a duplicate piece, this error isn't triggered, only if you replace with something different. It was Windows 7 Pro, upgraded to Windows 8. You will have four tabs - Contacts, Licenses, Product Keys, and Order Confirmation. Here is how to use it. As usual, proper activation has little to do with proper licensing. First, make sure you're signed in with the Microsoft account that you've previously linked to the Windows 10 digital license. I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps from the article and see if Windows gets activated.
Windows 10: Can't reactivate windows after hardware change Discus and support Can't reactivate windows after hardware change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Recently, I had to change my motherboard because of a burn that happened in the case, but after I replaced it, Activate Windows was in the corner of. If you're not activating, you could have run out of activations. However, when I go to the activation settings I get the. It isn't legal, but it will work, just like in a virtual machine. Which we have done so many times before. Correct, that is not licensed.
If you want to see other devices linked to your Microsoft account, then click the link See other devices linked to your Microsoft account. How to use the troubleshooter to re-activate Windows 10 After linking your Microsoft account with the digital license, you can use the new Activation Troubleshooter to re-activate Windows 10 after making a hardware change on your computer. I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue. If the local account isn't connected to a Microsoft account, you'll also need to enter the password for the local account. The Windows license is associated with the device hardware.
I tried to troubleshoot it and then selecting the computer and activating it. Instead of a hardware lock, the license will be locked to your Microsoft Account. I just wanted to see if anyone else had encountered this particular issue. This version of Windows 10 came with the computer and I don't have the key. If the Microsoft account is already added to the device, then it will identify the account itself.
If you're using the correct Microsoft account, then you'll have to investigate the reason why you can't activate. I was talking about keeping the license valid, not about your activation issues. Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further. Let me know how this pans out. There was no possible way to fix this issue earlier, but now reactivation of Windows 10 is possible and easier for every user. As long as you explain that it's a repair, they'll almost always reactivate it for you.
After having looked through the forums, I attempted to reactivate Windows using the. If it shows the following message: Click the link I changed hardware on this device recently. A lot of people might have faced this problem. Select the device you want to re-activate. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again. However, if you have your computer came with the old version of Windows and you upgraded it in windows 10 then you will be required the same old product key to upgrade Windows 10.
I guess we need a double check from Chris Microsoft on this. I gave you the rules for changing Motherboards I also gave you the advice on how to contact Microsoft. With this new option, you will be able to activate Windows 10 even if you have changed your hardware. Discussion in '' started by Lasaron,. I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue. This is just the first time I have ever seen anything like this.
Is there anything I can do or do I have to buy a new key? For warranty repairs that involve motherboard swap out they'll reactivate the license. I bought it through Microsofts website and I can still see it in my order history. So what is my next step now? DragonsRule wrote: Ryan4307 wrote: Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to be argumentative or attempting to do anything illegal or improper. That is the question that I am trying to resolve. If after using the Activation Troubleshooter, you can't activate Windows 10, then you will probably have to contact Microsoft customers support for assistance. Users part of the Insider program can use this tool starting with the release of or later.
Am I to understand that moving the hard drive between those 2 devices isn't licensed? If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Enter your Microsoft Account details when prompted. Am I to understand that moving the hard drive between those 2 devices isn't licensed? Well, I am the system admin and I am not sure what to do. While it can be obvious for many users, remember that you won't be able to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change until you add a Microsoft account to your computer. Windows 10 free Upgrade either because Windows 10 uses this keyless entitlement method and records the digital signature in Microsoft Servers. It is one of the many benefits of using volume licensing.