Windows 10: De-activate Windows? Motherboard update

Discus and support De-activate Windows? Motherboard update in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently upgraded my motherboard, CPU, and RAM. I used my Windows 10 key from the previous set-up and activated Windows successfully Question: if I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by LeoBloom., Oct 9, 2019 at 11:02 PM.

  1. LeoBloom. Win User

    De-activate Windows? Motherboard update


    I recently upgraded my motherboard, CPU, and RAM. I used my Windows 10 key from the previous set-up and activated Windows successfully

    Question: if I sell my old motherboard and CPU, when the new user installs Windows 10 will his set up automatically reactivate my Windows license (and make my current PC license invalid)?

    :)
     
  2. mshimala Win User

    Windows saying not activated after motherboard upgrade


    Hi,

    I recently upgraded some PC parts (new motherboard, RAM, processor, video card) and ever since then I have a watermark in the bottom right of my display reading "Activate Windows - Go to Settings to activate Windows."

    I took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 back when they were allowing Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10. I don't remember receiving an activation key during this upgrade.

    I've read online that installing a new motherboard can occasionally cause issues with OS activation. How can I reactivate my Windows without having to purchase Windows 10.

    Some things to note:
    • This watermark was not there prior to installing the new motherboard
    • As some places (and a Microsoft Tech Support member) suggested, typing the query "wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey" into CMD just returns with "OA3xOriginalProductKey". The Microsoft Support member seemed confused by this and said there was nothing further she could do.

    Thanks!
     
  3. jbailey8 Win User
    HyperSLI (Enabling SLI on non-sli motherboards)

    To turn off windows updates in windows 7 follow these steps:

    Click the start button, in the search box type in 'windows updates', click on 'windows update'
    in the search results list, in the left side of the windows update window click 'change settings'
    then in the option bar select 'Never check for updates'.
     
  4. De-activate Windows? Motherboard update

    Windows 10 and upgrading motherboard

    Hi,



    Thank you for bringing up your query on Microsoft Community.



    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
    Let us follow the steps suggested by Andre Da Costa (replied
    on July 26, 2015) in the following thread:



    Will Upgrading Motherboard After Upgrading To Windows 10 Make Me Lose My Windows License?

    Will Upgrading Motherboard After Upgrading To Windows 10 Make Me Lose My Windows License?



    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows, we are glad to assist you.
     
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