Windows 10: Deactivating Windows 10 key from broken computer

Discus and support Deactivating Windows 10 key from broken computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My CPU died, i bought a new CPU and Motherboard, but can't activate Windows 10 using previous key. Is there any way I can deactivate the key without... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Pulsar-o-, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Pulsar-o- Win User

    Deactivating Windows 10 key from broken computer


    My CPU died, i bought a new CPU and Motherboard, but can't activate Windows 10 using previous key. Is there any way I can deactivate the key without access to the old hardware?

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    Pulsar-o-, Dec 14, 2019
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    Thanks but I don't want to do any decrypting. I want to download a Win 10 ISO from Microsoft and install it using my Win 8 key. No other steps required. Is that possible?
     
    Easy Rhino, Dec 14, 2019
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  3. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Dec 14, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Deactivating Windows 10 key from broken computer

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 14, 2019
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