Windows 10: I recently had to reinstall my OS to a new SSD and now I can't reactivate my windows.

Discus and support I recently had to reinstall my OS to a new SSD and now I can't reactivate my windows. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I've tried to contact support via the get help app/option in windows but it constantly just gives me the "There was a problem loading your support... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Gino Quillamor, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. I recently had to reinstall my OS to a new SSD and now I can't reactivate my windows.


    I've tried to contact support via the get help app/option in windows but it constantly just gives me the "There was a problem loading your support options." error. Any other way to get in touch with microsoft support?

    :)
     
    Gino Quillamor, Aug 4, 2022
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  2. Boyfriend Win User

    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, Aug 4, 2022
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  3. how to migrate only the OS to a new SSD

    hi

    i gust got a new SSD

    and i want to move my OS and only my OS over to it

    so that i can boot from it.

    if any one can give me a step by step guide to it that would be grate

    some PC info

    i have windows 10 64bit

    the SSD is 120GB
     
    mrhexeberg, Aug 4, 2022
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  4. I recently had to reinstall my OS to a new SSD and now I can't reactivate my windows.

    Reinstalling windows 10 on SSD

    Step 1: Backup your important files:


    Step 2: create a new bootable copy of Windows 10. The Windows 10 USB you have is the original version of Windows 10 which quite outdated.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:


    Step 3: Shutdown the computer, remove the HDD then install the SSD

    Step 4: Perform a clean install.


    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
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 4, 2022
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