Windows 10: Activation fails efter complete hardware meltdown and replacement.

Discus and support Activation fails efter complete hardware meltdown and replacement. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi! So my computer went up in smoke, a big white plume of smoke, yay. I got most parts replaced under warranty, unfortunetly the motherboard and GPU... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MrMajestic, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Activation fails efter complete hardware meltdown and replacement.


    Hi!
    So my computer went up in smoke, a big white plume of smoke, yay. I got most parts replaced under warranty, unfortunetly the motherboard and GPU had to be replaced with newer parts. My installation of Windows 10 Pro is a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro but now fails due to the hardware change. Stupid me forgot to link my license to my Microsoft account, although I dont know if that would have helped. So what are my options now? Thankful for any advice you can give me.

    :)
     
    MrMajestic, Mar 30, 2017
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  2. Windows 10-Replacing failed hard drive

    Hi,

    I have a Dell XPS15 that was running Windows 10 but the hard drive has failed completely and needs replacing. How do I go about installing and activating Windows 10 on a replacement hard drive?

    Thanks
     
    BarrieMorris, Mar 30, 2017
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  3. PKersey Win User
    Update KB4056892 (Meltdown, Spectre) not offered

    I will look into that. The settings "Windows Update for Business GPO" have just been introduced recently with build 1709, so I don't know what the settings are in our Active Directory.
     
    PKersey, Mar 30, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Activation fails efter complete hardware meltdown and replacement.

    dalchina, Mar 30, 2017
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  5. MrMajestic, Mar 30, 2017
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    Activate it with the Windows 8 product key.
     
    NavyLCDR, Mar 30, 2017
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  7. No its a retail version
     
    MrMajestic, Mar 30, 2017
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  8. Activation fails efter complete hardware meltdown and replacement.

    Oh man, that worked. I love you <3 Thank you so much. Didn't even consider that might work.
     
    MrMajestic, Apr 5, 2018
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