Windows 10: i cant activate windows 10 pro after changing motherboards

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  1. i cant activate windows 10 pro after changing motherboards


    i cant activate windows 10 pro after changing motherboards I originally had bought windows 7 pro from the community college I had been going to so I use to have the damn cd then I did the free upgrade to windows 10 pro and boom they told me the product key is worthless you have a digital key now yayyyyyy so ive lost the damn cd with the product key on it and ive recently changed motherboards and now it wont let me use the digital license to activate it first it told me the severs were down then it gave me the screen where it was is this the device your on? I say yes and it goes you cant activate windows try again later and NOW it says I DONT have any devices to activate it from ?????????????????????? I tried calling the support number but all I got were people from India that kept asking for the PRODUCT KEY WHICH I DONT HAVE BECUASE I HAVE A DIGITAL license and they wont listen or help just following what they have written down to do they wont look to see my digital license which I linked to my Microsoft account or anything they just repeating GIVE ME THE PRODUCT key ive no way of finding the product key from my old windows 7 because that was 3 or 4 years ago and I don't have a product key for windows 10 because its a digital license so what the hell am I suppose to do? pay 200 **** dollars for something I already frking own?

    :)
     
    benfuller1, Dec 22, 2019
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  2. Activate Windows 10 after motherboard change

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I built the PC myself and it is\was a retail Windows 8 Pro license upgraded to 10.

    The guide listed that I should be able to transfer the license, and following the steps given when selecting "I recently changed hardware" in the activation process it does not list my previous device to select from.

    My Microsoft account is logged in on both my old and new motherboard, and my old motherboard is unable to boot at all to deactivate or retrieve any keys.

    If my license is indeed available for transfer, how can I proceed from here?

    Thanks.
     
    Libertherme, Dec 22, 2019
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  3. Xylee Del Win User
    Windows 10 Pro's license completely glitched out after changing motherboard and CPU

    We appreciate your reply. For us to know more about the issue, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Did you manage to deactivate Windows 10 Pro first before replacing your motherboard?
    • Do you still have the written copy of your product key?
    • Are you using the same hard disk where your Windows 10 Pro product key has been activated? If not, where is this hard disk?
    • Did you replace your hard disk along with your motherboard and CPU?
    • What is the edition of Windows activated on your computer? To know, press Windows + S. Type About, and click it.

    Meanwhile, we recommend that you deactivate and uninstall your Windows 10 Pro license from your old motherboard and reinstall it back on your machine using the steps below:

    Step 1: Check your your Windows 10 Pro product key using Windows Powershell or Command prompt. Follow the steps below and note down your product key:

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Click Command Prompt (admin).
    • Enter the following command: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
      and press Enter:
    • The product key will be revealed, copy the product key.

    Step 2: Deactivate and uninstall the Windows 10 Pro Product Key from the old motherboard since it has your license. Follow the steps below:

    • To know the Activation ID of your Windows installation. Open a command prompt using the Windows search box and type in
      slmgr.vbs /dlv and press Enter. This will display the detailed license information for the installed operating system.
    • A window will open up and will give you details about your Windows licensing and activation status. Look for
      Activation ID and note it down.
    • On the same command prompt window, type in slmgr /upk <your Activation ID> and press
      Enter. This uninstalls the product key of the current Windows edition. After a restart, the system will be in an Unlicensed state unless a new product key is installed.

    Step 3: Activate your Windows 10 Pro to your machine after uninstalling it due to a hardware change, follow the steps below:

    • Open a command prompt using the Windows search box and type in
      slmgr /ipk <Windows Product Key> and press Enter.
    • If the key is valid and applicable, the key is installed. If a key is already installed, it is silently replaced. If the key is invalid, an error is returned.
    • Open your Control Panel you will see Windows is activated message.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Xylee Del, Dec 22, 2019
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  4. i cant activate windows 10 pro after changing motherboards

    Windows 10 pro

    I need to change my motherboard, have windows 10 pro. When i google how to it says go to activation then add an account, my issue is there is no add an account option under activation? Or am I in the wrong window?

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    Not sure how to proceed, ive googled it and the same results. Do I have an OEM or? On the disk sleave it says OEI DVD?
    The COA says windows 10 pro for OEM software
     
    jaggerwild, Dec 22, 2019
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