Windows 10: Can't re-activate windows after hardware change.

Discus and support Can't re-activate windows after hardware change. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have recently changed my CPU and GPU and i'm being told i need to reactivate windows but when i enter my product key it tells me it is invalid.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Daveatron, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Daveatron Win User

    Can't re-activate windows after hardware change.


    I have recently changed my CPU and GPU and i'm being told i need to reactivate windows but when i enter my product key it tells me it is invalid.

    :)
     
    Daveatron, Dec 26, 2018
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  2. HAT
    hat Win User

    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. EliasSan Win User
    Windows can´t activate after hardware change.

    Yesterday I made a major hardware change (I changed motherboard, processor, Ram, and CPU Cooler) and when I started My PC I realized that Windows 10 was not activated.
    Then I went into configuration, activation, troubleshooting and there I selected change hardware recently, even so, windows

    said it can not be done because the servers are not available.
    The same step I did yesterday and today. Solutions?

    ***Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.***
     
    EliasSan, Dec 26, 2018
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  4. Can't re-activate windows after hardware change.

    Activation problems after hardware changes and reinstallations.

    Hi Meli,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time.

    Was Windows 10 activated before re-installing it?

    Along with the suggestions provided by Greg, you can also refer the steps below.



    The only hardware changes that can negatively impact activation status once you upgrade to free version are the changes to the:

    • CPU
    • TPM
    • Motherboard replacement
    The following changes are examples of hardware changes that will NOT impact the activation status:

    • HDD/SSD
    • Video card
    • Adding extra memory
    If you replace the CPU, TPM, or Motherboard you may have to re-activate but this will not require a purchase of Windows 10.

    Why can't I activate Windows 10?:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/why-activate-windows-10

    Get help with Windows 10 activation errors:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/activation-errors-windows-10

    Can I clean re-install Windows 10 after upgrading?

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-21a5-4010-8a39-7b975611b73b?tm=1438203002881

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Dec 26, 2018
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