Windows 10: Cannot activate Windows after motherboard change

Discus and support Cannot activate Windows after motherboard change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Dear Community, The motherboard of my Lenovo laptop was just changed due to hardware failure. Now I am getting "Activate Windows" message on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MH_FI, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. MH_FI Win User

    Cannot activate Windows after motherboard change


    Dear Community,


    The motherboard of my Lenovo laptop was just changed due to hardware failure.


    Now I am getting "Activate Windows" message on my desktop. I have an active Windows 10 Business subscription but I am not able to active Windows. Running the troubleshoot functionality is only guiding me to buy a new copy of Windows from the Store.


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    Any idea how to get Windows activated?


    BR,

    MH

    :)
     
    MH_FI, Sep 18, 2020
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  2. Graf Dyon Win User

    Can't activate windows 10 after changing motherboard

    Hello,

    I can't activate my windows 10 license after changing my motherboard.

    The license I have is a Windows 7 Pro license, that got changed into a Windows 10 license, when the upgrade was free.

    Steps I took previous to the motherboard change:

    - I linked my Microsoft account with my device, so that my license is registered under my account (it showed up with my mail in the accounts section)

    Now, with the new motherboard built in, I can't activate Windows 10 anymore.

    I tried the support steps listed by the Microsoft helper (Activation -> Click Troubleshoot), but that did not work.

    In the Activitation settings I get the error code: 0xC004F213

    Does anybody know a solution for this, as I haven't found one so far.
     
    Graf Dyon, Sep 18, 2020
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  3. Activate Windows 10 after motherboard change

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I built the PC myself and it is\was a retail Windows 8 Pro license upgraded to 10.

    The guide listed that I should be able to transfer the license, and following the steps given when selecting "I recently changed hardware" in the activation process it does not list my previous device to select from.

    My Microsoft account is logged in on both my old and new motherboard, and my old motherboard is unable to boot at all to deactivate or retrieve any keys.

    If my license is indeed available for transfer, how can I proceed from here?

    Thanks.
     
    Libertherme, Sep 18, 2020
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  4. Juzar_Ali Win User

    Cannot activate Windows after motherboard change

    Windows 10 License (after motherboard change)

    Hi Harsh,

    Please be informed that your copy of Windows 10 should get activated automatically after changing the motherboard (once you enter the linked Microsoft Account details). But if you face any issues,
    I suggest you to go through Phone activation to activate your Windows 10 copy.



    To run Phone activation please follow the steps below:


    • Press Windows + R key.

    • Type slui 4 and hit enter.

    • Select the Country or
      Region.

    • Follow the on screen instructions.

    Hope this helps. Please respond if you have any further related query.



    Thank you.
     
    Juzar_Ali, Sep 18, 2020
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