Windows 10: Cannot activate Windows 10 after motherboard swap

Discus and support Cannot activate Windows 10 after motherboard swap in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently installed a new motherboard and now unable to active my genuine digital copy of Windows 10 Home. I've followed the troubleshooting... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by RustInPeace2, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Cannot activate Windows 10 after motherboard swap


    I recently installed a new motherboard and now unable to active my genuine digital copy of Windows 10 Home.


    I've followed the troubleshooting recommendations all to no avail; it tells me, "We can’t find any devices linked to your Microsoft account that can be used for reactivating the device you’re using right now. Make sure you’re signed in with the same Microsoft account you linked to the Windows 10 digital license on this device or try again later."


    I think my problem might be that I never linked a Microsoft account to the digital license of Windows 10 because I've always used a local account. Does this make sense? Is this even possible?


    Thanks

    :)
     
    RustInPeace2, Dec 4, 2020
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  2. VisioWL Win User

    Windows 10 not activated after motherboard swap

    Hi,

    I've ran into interesting problem after swapping out my computer's motherboard. The old motherboard contained a windows 8.1 pro key in the bios and the computer was upgraded to window 10 pro. After I swapped out the motherboard, the old one was fried, and
    put the new one in, I can't activate windows anymore.

    The new motherboard contains a new windows 8.1 key but is there a way to activate it? Or do i simply have to reinstall windows 10?

    Best regards.
     
    VisioWL, Dec 4, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 won't Activate after Motherboard Swap

    I have just done a motherboard swap on my PC and have decided to reinstall Windows. When I come to activate Windows it spits out the error code 0xC004C003. I originally started with Windows 8.1 but then upgraded to Windows 10 on launch day.
     
    madcal2000, Dec 4, 2020
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  4. ScottMix1 Win User

    Cannot activate Windows 10 after motherboard swap

    cant activate windows after motherboard swap

    I had to swap motherboards on my windows 10 computer. It's a free upgrade version from windows 7 pro. When I attempt mto activate the windows license, I get the following error:

    "We can’t reactivate Windows from these devices."

    How do go about getting my OS activated?
     
    ScottMix1, Dec 4, 2020
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