Windows 10: Activating WIndows 10 After Hardware Upgrade

Discus and support Activating WIndows 10 After Hardware Upgrade in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I had Windows 7, and upgraded it during the free upgrade window. Everything was working just fine. Today, I upgraded my motherboard, processor,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by QBCPerdition, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Activating WIndows 10 After Hardware Upgrade


    Hi,


    I had Windows 7, and upgraded it during the free upgrade window. Everything was working just fine. Today, I upgraded my motherboard, processor, DRAM, etc, and now there is text on the bottom of my screen saying I need to Activate Windows. When I try to do so, it says it cannot find a valid key. When I look through the different troubleshooting answers, it says "Before doing a hardware upgrade, I need to link my Windows to my Microsoft account." I don't believe I did this, but I have already done the hardware upgrade. Is there a way to fix this, or do I need to really undo my upgrade, reinstall my old components, hope Windows recognizes everything, link the account, redo the upgrade, and then reactivate? There has got to be an easier way.


    And as for my Windows 7 key, I'm not sure I still have it. It's been years since I installed it.

    :)
     
    QBCPerdition, Jun 19, 2019
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  2. skippy258 Win User

    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    this search might help you https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sou...o+to+get+it+activated+windows+10+blocked+keys

    From http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/why-activate-windows-10

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free and ended up in a non-activated state, try following these steps:

    • Go to Start
      Activating WIndows 10 After Hardware Upgrade [​IMG]
      , then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
    • Select Go to Store, and check to see if a valid license is available for your device. If a license isn't available, you'll need to buy Windows from the Store.

      Note
      • This only applies if you haven't made changes to the hardware for your device.

    or you could hack it with a crack but please note this is always risky and you don't know what's in the hack
     
    skippy258, Jun 26, 2019
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    Click to expand... Yeah I went to that site, why do I need to buy a key?
    I won't buy a key, stupid.

    I'll revert back to windows 7 then.

    When I still was on windows 7, about a year ago I added 4GB extra ram which is a total of 8GB now,
    is that causing the problem?
     
    P4-630, Jun 26, 2019
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  4. qubit Win User

    Activating WIndows 10 After Hardware Upgrade

    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    This kinda sucks. However, if one is upgrading from a retail W7/8, then it should activate on different hardware, with possible phone activation required if it's been over 120 days or whatever the timeout period is now since the last activation. Remember to erase the copy on the old hardware, of course.
     
    qubit, Jun 26, 2019
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