Windows 10: Cannot reactivate W10 on a different PC

Discus and support Cannot reactivate W10 on a different PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I'm having issues reactivating my W10 license after building my new PC. The situation is: I had W10 Pro on my original desktop, let's call it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by James_094, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. James_094 Win User

    Cannot reactivate W10 on a different PC


    Hi,


    I'm having issues reactivating my W10 license after building my new PC. The situation is:


    I had W10 Pro on my original desktop, let's call it desktop1. It's a digital license attached to my windows account, according to slmgr /dlv it's a RETAIL license, which as far as I know means it can be transferred and is not attached to my motherboard.

    So I went onto desktop1 and used slmgr /upk to uninstall the product key (it's a generic one due to being a digital license). Now Windows properly shows up as not activated on desktop1, I haven't got around to formatting the drive (need to get some data first but I'll do it soon).

    Now I move onto desktop2, installed W10 Pro off a stick, then attached my Windows account. I install the product key with slmgr /ipk and the product key installs correctly. I try to activate and it fails, error code 0x803FA067.

    I use some google and learn that apparently it needs to be reactivated manually or some stuff. I use the Troubleshoot option and choose "I recently changed hardware", but the Troubleshooter only shows me one device which is desktop1, despite both desktop1 and desktop2 showing up in my Windows account.


    Any ideas? As for the original product key, I bought desktop 1 preassembled so I have no idea where it comes from, but it's NOT an OEM key since both slmgr /dlv and showkeyplus list it as RETAIL. The original key was a W7 key and I used the free upgrade to W10.


    Any idea on what else to try? Apparently chat support used to help with it but I can't find the option to talk to chat support.

    :)
     
    James_094, Dec 14, 2019
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    RaFikBouchoul66, Dec 14, 2019
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    anandsap123, Dec 14, 2019
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    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
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    hurricane51, Dec 14, 2019
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