Windows 10: I can not reactivate Windows after a hardware change

Discus and support I can not reactivate Windows after a hardware change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have followed the guides set up by Microsoft, I'm using the Activation Troubleshoot to activate Windows. So I select Troubleshoot, which does not fix... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by TheGman2332, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. I can not reactivate Windows after a hardware change


    I have followed the guides set up by Microsoft, I'm using the Activation Troubleshoot to activate Windows. So I select Troubleshoot, which does not fix it. So I click on "I recently changed hardware on this device". This opens to where I can select the device and then press activate. (Below the listed device it says "To Be Filled By O.E.M.). So I select the device and click activate, and it says "Unable to activate Windows" "We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later".

    The device is the one with which I used Windows 10 before the hardware change, and I have my digital license linked to my Microsoft Account, as advised in the guides on the subject. I couldn't contact custom support in my country (Germany), so I'm asking here. Help would be greatly appreciated!

    :)
     
    TheGman2332, Dec 26, 2018
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows 10 reactivation on hardware changes

    Hi Florea,

    It is possible that Windows won't be able to identify your computer correctly that is why the operating system is not activated. To address your issue, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    article on how to reactivate your Windows 10 after a hardware change.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Dec 26, 2018
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  3. timo0n Win User
    Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change

    Before changing my MB and CPU I thoroughly read an article on how to reactivate Windows 10 after hardware change. I connected my activated Windows 10 that I bought from a retailer (so it's not a free upgrade) to a Microsoft account, changed hardware, went
    to settings-account-troubleshooting and was surprised buy it saying "We can't reactivate Windows as our servers aren't available right now. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again.". It's been more than couple of hours
    since I tried it for the first time and I don't really believe that Microsoft servers can have that much downtime. So what is my next step now?
     
    timo0n, Dec 26, 2018
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  4. I can not reactivate Windows after a hardware change

    win 10 motherboard change, reactivating windows

    Hi Famie,

    If you are planning to change your motherboard, you will still be able to activate your Windows 10. In Windows 10 version 1607, there is a feature that you can link your Microsoft account to Windows 10 digital license on your device.
    This can help you reactivate Windows using the Activation troubleshooter if you make a significant hardware change later, such as replacing the motherboard.

    That being said, we suggest that you follow the steps given on this article
    to reactivate your Windows 10 after a hardware change.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

    If you think this was useful, do not hesitate to "mark it as an answer" to help those are facing the same problem.
     
    Janeane Cru, Dec 26, 2018
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