Windows 10: How can i reactivate windows 10 on a new motherboard with the same key?

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  1. How can i reactivate windows 10 on a new motherboard with the same key?


    I have recently upgraded my motherboard and processor. My old system is self assemblied from seperately purchased parts, including the OS that is brought from the store in a box.

    After reinstall the system, the key is obviously not available for a second use. I try to boot up my old system and cant find a way to "deactivate" the key in order to transfer the lincense to my new one.

    Is there a correct way to transfer that? Or the license key is binded to my old motherboard forever.

    :)
     
    PowerBaller_777, Sep 25, 2019
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  2. Reactivating Windows 10 with new motherboard

    Plugging it into the new motherboard should be enough, but create a recovery drive in case you need to perform a startup repair:


    The fact that you don't have a license key concerns me. If Windows 10 came preinstalled on your computer, you can't transfer it to a new computer or motherboard. You will need to purchase an entirely new license.

    Learn more about transferring licenses:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 25, 2019
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  3. win 10 motherboard change, reactivating windows

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:

    How to Transfer your Windows 10 License to a New Computer

    If its a retail license, learn how to reactivate:

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support

    Windows 10 Digital License

    When you upgraded from a previous version of Windows or receive a new computer preinstalled with Windows 10, what happened is the hardware (your PC) will get a digital entitlement, where a unique signature of the computer will be stored on Microsoft
    Activation Servers. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key.

    Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. It will automatically reactivate. You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have
    a key and Do this later.

    There is no need to know or get a new key, but if you have issues with Digital Licensing or the Activation Troubleshooter, you can utilize an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key you already own to
    reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support

    Reinstall by Performing a Direct Clean Install

    If Windows 10 was already installed and activated on your system, just proceed to perform a direct clean install as described in the following articles.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 25, 2019
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  4. How can i reactivate windows 10 on a new motherboard with the same key?

    can i reactivate windows 10 after changing motherboard?

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:


    If you upgraded from a retail license, you can use the product key to reactivate:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 25, 2019
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