Windows 10: Cant activate Windows after changing PC

Discus and support Cant activate Windows after changing PC in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I know I have MS account registered for my license. I been using it for a years now and It works really fine. Today, I decided to change PC and as far... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by sari.torp46, Sep 28, 2022.

  1. Cant activate Windows after changing PC


    I know I have MS account registered for my license. I been using it for a years now and It works really fine. Today, I decided to change PC and as far as I remember I can migrate my license since it is connected to my MS Account but I cant activate Windows. I tried to run troubleshooter but it provides error.

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    sari.torp46, Sep 28, 2022
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    windows activation—hardware changed siginficantly

    From time to time on my thoroughbred PC, I get a Windows activation message that says my hardware changed siginificantly and I have to re-activate Windows. My hardware hasn't changed any more than a network card (went from a wireless g card to onboard lan to a wired network card), and the install is legit. Why is it doing this, and how can I stop it?
     
  3. Windows 10 Activation after hardware change

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand the difficulties you are facing with the Windows 10 activation after a motherboard change. Ideally, if you have signed in with the same Microsoft account before
    the changes made, then as per digital licensing policy Windows 10 PC gets activated after running the activation troubleshooter.



    In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below:

    • Did you upgrade the PC to Windows 10 or it came preinstalled with Windows 10?


    • Do you have the Product key?



    Meanwhile, we would suggest you to refer the steps as mentioned in this article:

    Activate Windows 10

    Get help with Windows activation
    errors




    We would suggest you to get in touch with our Activation team and they will help you with the issue. Please refer the article

    Global Customer Service phone numbers
    to get the Customer support number as per your country or contact our
    Chat support team from the PC. Once you click on Contact support, a virtual agent will chat. Explain the issue and ask for a representative for consulting the issue.



    Regards,



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Sep 28, 2022
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  4. Cant activate Windows after changing PC

    change windows 10 pc name

    We appreciate you getting back to us. To change the cmd name, we suggest that you follow this steps:

    • Open a Command Prompt (Adimin) window: Win+X, A, Alt+Y
    • Then run the following command to change your computer name to Donner: WMIC ComputerSystem where Name=COMPUTER-NAME call Rename Name=NewName
    • Reboot your PC.
    • Try to run ipconfig / all command, you should find that the Host Name in Windows IP Configuration list has been changed to the new name.

    Keep us posted with the result.
     
    Marilou Ser, Sep 28, 2022
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