Windows 10: how to reactivate windows 10 after reinstall

Discus and support how to reactivate windows 10 after reinstall in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I recently ran into a problem with my PC, which made me unable to access it entirely. It forced my to have to Factory Reset my PC. After the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Wonkey, May 22, 2020.

  1. Wonkey Win User

    how to reactivate windows 10 after reinstall


    Hello, I recently ran into a problem with my PC, which made me unable to access it entirely. It forced my to have to Factory Reset my PC. After the reset, I had to reinstall windows using a USB I had laying around. I downloaded Windows 10 Pro as I was pretty sure this is what I had before. Unfortunately I did not know my key and am stuck on the trial version. I have found my key through the command - Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService'.OA3xOriginalProductKey - In powershell, and this has given my my key, but whenever I use it, it says I cant activate because I don't have a valid Key 0x803f7001. I am stuck, and Have no idea how to fix it. I don't want to have to rebuy windows 10 for my PC again.

    :)
     
    Wonkey, May 22, 2020
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  2. MrGenius Win User

    [Solved] Windows 10 keeps reinstalling KB3119142

    I noticed quite some time ago that KB3119142 (Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package) kept reinstalling itself for some reason. At least once daily. Sometimes up to several times a day. I just ignored it. It didn't seem to be doing any harm. And I figured they'd eventually fix it. Well...days turned into weeks, weeks into months, with no end to the problem in sight. It dragged on unsolved for at least the last few months. Literally reinstalling itself hundreds of(at least a hundred, felt like more) times in that period of time.

    So I finally googled it a couple days ago. And just got around to fixing it today. Which appears to have worked. And it couldn't have been easier to do. I feel so stupid to have let it intimidate me for so long.*Oops! how to reactivate windows 10 after reinstall :oops:
    Below are links to the thread that I got the fix idea from, and the official MS support info page for KB3119142(from which I quoted the above).
    http://www.tenforums.com/windows-up...-windows-10-keeps-reinstalling-kb3119142.html
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3119142
     
    MrGenius, May 22, 2020
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    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, May 22, 2020
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  4. Boyfriend Win User

    how to reactivate windows 10 after reinstall

    Does Windows 7 require reactivation if...

    He is using AMD already. He wants downgrading to AM3. Don't know why??

    If you change HDD + RAM simultaneously, Windows 7 needs to be reactivated. Only HDD cloning shouldn't require reactivation. As you are changing mobo + HDD (prehaps RAM upgrade too), you will surely require reactivation. If you have genuine license, you should reinstall OS (you might use Windows Easy Transfer). If you don't want to reinstall, you need to uninstall HDD, interfaces/system devices, and numerous other drivers (USB, HID, Portable devices, etc.), else your OS will be unstable.
    I will highly recommend to reinstall Windows 7 and enjoy your migration.

    A simple trick might be like this to avoid reactivation:
    1. Clone your HDD first and boot into Windows
    2. Use it for at least one week
    3. Replace mobo only without any other hardware change/upgrade and boot
    4. Use it for at least one week
    5. Do any other upgrade (RAM, Graphic card etc.)

    Don't do two simultaneous downgrades/upgrades to avoid reactivation.
     
    Boyfriend, May 22, 2020
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