Windows 10: Activation after hardware upgrade

Discus and support Activation after hardware upgrade in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I upgraded my MB, cpu and ram and am unable to activate windows 10. I linked my windows licence to my Microsoft account before my upgrade but it will... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by AndrewCasson, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Activation after hardware upgrade


    I upgraded my MB, cpu and ram and am unable to activate windows 10. I linked my windows licence to my Microsoft account before my upgrade but it will not let me activate. I've tried trouble shooting activation (clicking on changed hardware) and customer support, but they don't call even when it says scheduled. I can't find a way to call them and I just go round in circles following their support pages.

    This is taking WAY too long to figure out. It's like they made it as hard as possible. (perhaps so I give up and buy another copy!)

    Any help would be gratefully received!

    :)
     
    AndrewCasson, Sep 18, 2019
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  2. red454 Win User

    Activation after new hardware upgrades?


    Right - my point was to see what would happen if I tried the OS from one system on a totally different motherboard, and it went better than I expected, other than the activation - which I expected. I did chat with a Microsoft rep today online and he confirmed that after the hardware upgrade on a free Win10 upgrade that they (Mircosoft) will have to remote access my system to verify the proper key, etc. before they can reactivate it.
     
    red454, Sep 18, 2019
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  3. activating windows 10 after hardware upgrade

    hi

    trying to activate windows 10 after hardware update but it keeps saying no

    i followed the troubleshooter steps but something goes wrong and it just says oops try again later...

    any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
    tristonhampson, Sep 18, 2019
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  4. Kolby65 Win User

    Activation after hardware upgrade

    Activating Windows 10 Pro After a Hardware Upgrade!

    I followed all the steps to linking my Windows 10 Pro to my Microsoft account so that I could upgrade my hardware, reinstall Windows 10 Pro, and activate it, but it's not working. I'm signed into my Microsoft account. I tried the activation troubleshooter,
    selecing that I recently changed hardware, etc. Nothing is working. I can see my old computer under my Microsoft account, as well as my new one (with better hardware). I changed the motherboard, ram, and CPU. Any suggestions would be wonderful.
     
    Kolby65, Sep 18, 2019
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