Windows 10: Cannot activate Windows 10 Home on new PC

Discus and support Cannot activate Windows 10 Home on new PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently built a new PC. I've tried activating Windows 10 Home on it to no avail. I purchased Windows 10 Home directly from the Microsoft store in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by michaelburgenmeyer jr, May 9, 2021.

  1. Cannot activate Windows 10 Home on new PC


    I recently built a new PC. I've tried activating Windows 10 Home on it to no avail. I purchased Windows 10 Home directly from the Microsoft store in 2018. Everything I've read has said I should be able to transfer the license to this new PC, but I cannot figure out how. I tried using the "hardware change" option in the activation troubleshooter, but that doesn't work. I cannot find my email with the product key to try entering it manually. I also can't seem to find a way to ask Microsoft to re-email me the key either. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    michaelburgenmeyer jr, May 9, 2021
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  2. Tenforo Active Member

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Tenforo, May 9, 2021
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  3. Tenforo Active Member

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    Tenforo, May 9, 2021
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  4. Tenforo Active Member

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    What's your intended PC specs ??
     
    Tenforo, May 9, 2021
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