Windows 10: Got a replacement motherboard (which I did not activate with) decided to go back to the old...

Discus and support Got a replacement motherboard (which I did not activate with) decided to go back to the old... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; To whom may concern I'm getting activation issues the long story is super long, I'm gonna cut the chase and say this... I went ordered for replacement... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by A_honeybadger, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Got a replacement motherboard (which I did not activate with) decided to go back to the old...


    To whom may concern I'm getting activation issues the long story is super long, I'm gonna cut the chase and say this...

    I went ordered for replacement of my old motherboard through amazon, got the motherboard replaced it in my computer with the new motherboard same model and everything else. I did not activate with the new motherboard yet but I decided to go back to the old motherboard because I was originally registered with the old motherboard and have activated with it. I ran troubleshoot activation and ran "help" through the activation tab it did its common check up and troubleshooting on its own but I'm back on the old motherboard and I don't want the new motherboard. Can you help me fix this? I just bought this license not long ago for windows 10 pro 64bit. and I get this error code 0xC0EA000A I still have the product key and it wont let me re-activate with this old motherboard for some reasons beyond my control.

    Thanks for taking your time reading this.

    HoneyBadger

    :)
     
    A_honeybadger, Dec 17, 2019
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Activation of windows key after motherboard replacement.

    Hi Nitin

    Yes, that page does seem to suggest, you can do that, so you should follow the instructions on that page, which should ensure against activation problems after replacing the motherboard, Microsoft do generally provide a one time exemption to change a motherboard
    on an OEM licence . . .
     
    DaveM121, Dec 17, 2019
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  3. Can't Activate Windows 10 Home Edition After A Motherboard Replacement

    I recently built a PC about two weeks ago, bought a digital license in the Windows Store, and then decided to switch to a different motherboard last week. I cannot get Windows 10 to re-activate. I'm signed in with the same Microsoft account I purchased the
    license with, and I have followed the "Activation Troubleshooting" steps. Once I select my computer, I get the following message:

    Unable to activate Windows

    We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later.

    It also tells me I can go buy it. I have proof of purchases for my old motherboard, the one I replaced it with, and my digital license I bought in the Windows store. Don't understand why I can't reactivate.
     
    hayesraven, Dec 17, 2019
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  4. Got a replacement motherboard (which I did not activate with) decided to go back to the old...

    Password incorrect after replacing motherboard.

    Hi,



    Thank you for being part of Windows 10 family.



    Sorry to know that you are facing issues with Windows 10.

    There is some confusion about hardware changes on a Computer that will impact their free upgrade activation status. To clarify, the ONLY hardware changes that can negatively impact a customer’s activation status once they have upgrade are changes to the:

    • CPU
    • TPM
    • Motherboard replacement
    If you replaces the Motherboard they may have to re activate but this will not require a purchase of Windows 10.

    You can try to perform a clean install.

    I would suggest you to create a ISO file from the below Microsoft Help Article and try to reinstall Windows 10.

    Download Windows 10

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Dec 17, 2019
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