Windows 10: Can't activate after changing motherboard and CPU

Discus and support Can't activate after changing motherboard and CPU in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I bought new parts for my PC, including a new motherboard, RAM, and CPU. After putting everything in my new case, with the same 2 SSDs and graphics... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Setherz6104, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Can't activate after changing motherboard and CPU


    I bought new parts for my PC, including a new motherboard, RAM, and CPU. After putting everything in my new case, with the same 2 SSDs and graphics card from my previous prebuilt PC, Windows 10 won't activate, saying the product key is invalid and that it's linked to the previous PC.


    How do I move it over?

    :)
     
    Setherz6104, Jul 26, 2019
    #1
  2. PinChung Win User

    Unable to activate Windows after motherboard, CPU and graphic card change

    My old motherboard died after a BIOS update. I had to get a new motherboard and CPU.

    At the same time, I got a new graphic card.

    after setting everything up, Windows 10 asked me to activate windows.

    I tried the Windows activate troubleshoot after hardware change, and saw a list of the computers I have. I select the one that was running the current Windows, but it gave me an error message saying

    "We can’t reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later."

    Please help.

    Pin
     
    PinChung, Jul 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Windows 10: Fitting a new motherboard and CPU

    Hi,

    Yes, you may change your Motherboard and CPU without a problem. To resolve your issue in case you encounter a problem, we suggest that you follow the steps in this

    article
    which you can expand Activating Windows 10 after a hardware configuration change
    and you can use an Activation troubleshooter if you get activation errors. The given link is previously provided by
    'Mike P.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Jul 26, 2019
    #3
  4. Can't activate after changing motherboard and CPU

    Activate Windows 10 Aniversaire ver. 1607 build 14393.10 after changed motherboard.

    My PC

    -Motherboard ASUS P5QL PRO, chipset P43

    -CPU Intel E8500 socket 775,

    -OS Windows 10 Pro, after upgrade to Ver.1607 build 14393.10

    -Windows is activated with a digital license linked my Microsoft account.

    After that, I've changed motherboard with the new one Gigabyte H81M-DS2 chipset H81 (included CPU Intel i3 4350T socket 1150).

    I signed in Windows by password of my Microsoft account as administrator and use the
    Activation troubleshooter solution to reactivate Windows, in step select "I changed hardware on this device recently" then click "Next" but I don't see where the list of devices that are linked to my Microsoft
    account, so that I can't reactivate Windows.

    I return back to old motherboard ASUS and CPU E8500: Windows activated as it was.

    Someone know about this problem please help me reactivate Windows 10 build 14393 after changed motherboard, or tell me know that it's unable!

    Thanks and Regards
     
    LapBui Chi, Jul 26, 2019
    #4
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