Windows 10: Buying new motherboard and need info about transferring windows key.

Discus and support Buying new motherboard and need info about transferring windows key. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a new motherboard arriving in 7 days and i just want to be ready with the info i need to deactivate windows on the motherboard im using so i can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Richard_10110, May 13, 2022.

  1. Buying new motherboard and need info about transferring windows key.


    I have a new motherboard arriving in 7 days and i just want to be ready with the info i need to deactivate windows on the motherboard im using so i can use my cd key on my new motherboard. iv only heard that this is something that will need to be done and im not 100% sure what the actual process is. im attempting to find youtube videos on the subject but also wanted to post here. any info will help.

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    Richard_10110, May 13, 2022
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  2. neilpzz Win User

    Latest Windows Update invalidated my key

    There's no problem with what you bought. What you have listed suggests you used a hard drive from another system that already had Windows 10 installed. (as you don't list a new hard drive) That installation of Windows 10 needs a licence key to activate,
    if you didn't buy a new licence to cover Windows 10 using the new motherboard there is a good chance that is why it now shows it is not activated.

    A new motherboard = new device = new licence key. Unless you have purchased a retail licence key which can be transferred to a new device.

    Do you have any other info about how Windows 10 was installed on the new PC.?
     
    neilpzz, May 13, 2022
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  3. Changing motherboard, buy new windows key?

    Hi,

    unfortunately preinstalled Windows is tied to motherboard and if replacement was made not by warranty one need to buy new LICENSE not key. Sorry.
     
    Igor Leyko, May 13, 2022
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  4. Buying new motherboard and need info about transferring windows key.

    Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade after buying new motherboard de-activated windows

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:


    If its a retail license, learn how to reactivate using your product key:

     
    Andre Da Costa, May 13, 2022
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