Windows 10: Can't reactivate Windows 10 after motherboard swap - don't have key linked to account

Discus and support Can't reactivate Windows 10 after motherboard swap - don't have key linked to account in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello all, After my motherboard recently decided to die after 10 years, I bought a new board to salvage my PC. Unfortunately I did not link my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by d3n3, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. d3n3 Win User

    Can't reactivate Windows 10 after motherboard swap - don't have key linked to account


    Hello all,


    After my motherboard recently decided to die after 10 years, I bought a new board to salvage my PC. Unfortunately I did not link my account to the PC beforehand (I didn't know it was an option) and thus I cannot reactivate windows (0x803F7001)


    I called windows support and their suggestion was to buy a new software license. Is this really the only course of action? If so I'll just install ubuntu.

    :)
     
  2. WillSharp Win User

    Can´t reactivate windows 10 after hardware swap

    Hello, I just today swapped out my motherboard and cpu and needed to reactivate my windows 10 license. I don´t have a key for windows 10 since it came from the upgrade from window 7. I do however have my windows 7 key still at hand.
     
    WillSharp, Jun 21, 2019
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  3. Valeriu Win User
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  4. skeeloco Win User

    Can't reactivate Windows 10 after motherboard swap - don't have key linked to account

    Reactivation after motherboard swap


    My motherboard died, I'm going to get a new one that's going to be a different brand so I imagine Win 10 will notice. I'm aware that the proper way to reactivate after a hardware change is to link your license to an MS account. The thing is, I never linked the license to an MS account before the motherboard died. My Win 10 install is an upgrade from non-OEM Windows 7 Ultimate DVD. Will I be able to re-activate my install after I get a new motherboard without having to get a hold of MS support?
     
    skeeloco, Jun 21, 2019
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