Windows 10: Activation on new board

Discus and support Activation on new board in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi All, I have a question on activation. I have two machines, one Asrock and the other Asus. The Asrock was a free upgrade from Win 8 pro to 10 pro... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by no1yak, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. no1yak Win User

    Activation on new board


    Hi All, I have a question on activation. I have two machines, one Asrock and the other Asus. The Asrock was a free upgrade from Win 8 pro to 10 pro using my retail licence and was activated. My Asus was installed with 10 pro via a retail licence.

    Now, the Asrock has been decommissioned and I'm waiting for new board to arrive (Asus)I want to use the retail 10 key for the new board but, my other Asus was activated using that key. So I went into the activation screen and changed the licence to my Win 8 Pro key and it activated with no problems.

    Does that now mean that the 10 pro key is freed up to use on the new board. Or am I snookered.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    :)
     
    no1yak, Oct 28, 2017
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  2. ThrashZone, Oct 28, 2017
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  3. Reactivating windows 10 pro

    Well which version have you installed on the new motherboard to Maximus X Formula. You can install one OS per drive or partition. You needed to install the Pro version and activate that.

    Not sure what you are saying here.

    Also a new motherboard is a new PC. That is how Microsoft identifies the Board with an Activation key code.

    If you switch motherboards and do an install, then you probably will have to contact Microsoft support and tell them this is why you have same OS on 2 systems and they will give you a new activation code.

    If you have to install the home first to install the pro upgrade, did you do this. What version does it say on PC do you have. Still, you will need to contact Microsoft support and tell them you changed boards and this OS is only going to be run on new Board
    so they will give you new activation code.
     
    seahawks65, Oct 28, 2017
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Activation on new board

    You should be just fine. Also, see here if simply entering a product key does not activate:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530

    But I think you will activate with the product key with no problems. Windows 10 now uses a digital license created on Microsoft Activation Servers for activation and the product key initially used to establish that digital license is of very little consequence after the digital license is initially created.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 28, 2017
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  5. no1yak Win User
    Many thanks for your reply, the board is due on Tuesday 1st. I will let you know how it turns out.
     
    no1yak, Apr 5, 2018
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