Windows 10: Hardware upgrade prevents windows activation

Discus and support Hardware upgrade prevents windows activation in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Many years ago i was given the free upgrade to windows 10 which i unfortunately did not link to my account. Now i just done a complete upgrade of my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Dudeonicus, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Hardware upgrade prevents windows activation


    Many years ago i was given the free upgrade to windows 10 which i unfortunately did not link to my account. Now i just done a complete upgrade of my computer and am unable to activate my copy because of said missing link. I have run the troubleshooter and logged into my account but without the link i have no record of my digital license. Error code 0xC004F213.


    I left this message which included my phone number with the virtual agent and request to call back over TWELVE HOURS AGO.


    So my question is this - Does anybody actually **** work at microsoft support???

    :)
     
    Dudeonicus, Aug 13, 2019
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  2. activating windows 10 after hardware upgrade

    hi

    trying to activate windows 10 after hardware update but it keeps saying no

    i followed the troubleshooter steps but something goes wrong and it just says oops try again later...

    any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
    tristonhampson, Aug 13, 2019
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  3. red454 Win User
    Activation after new hardware upgrades?


    Right - my point was to see what would happen if I tried the OS from one system on a totally different motherboard, and it went better than I expected, other than the activation - which I expected. I did chat with a Microsoft rep today online and he confirmed that after the hardware upgrade on a free Win10 upgrade that they (Mircosoft) will have to remote access my system to verify the proper key, etc. before they can reactivate it.
     
    red454, Aug 13, 2019
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  4. Kolby65 Win User

    Hardware upgrade prevents windows activation

    Activating Windows 10 Pro After a Hardware Upgrade!

    I followed all the steps to linking my Windows 10 Pro to my Microsoft account so that I could upgrade my hardware, reinstall Windows 10 Pro, and activate it, but it's not working. I'm signed into my Microsoft account. I tried the activation troubleshooter,
    selecing that I recently changed hardware, etc. Nothing is working. I can see my old computer under my Microsoft account, as well as my new one (with better hardware). I changed the motherboard, ram, and CPU. Any suggestions would be wonderful.
     
    Kolby65, Aug 13, 2019
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