Windows 10: Installed a new motherboard and wiped my harddrives. Need to access my Windows 10 product key.

Discus and support Installed a new motherboard and wiped my harddrives. Need to access my Windows 10 product key. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; So recently my motherboard broke down on me, which meant I had to buy a new one. I felt like it was a good time to upgrade some essentials on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by oskarhubner, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Installed a new motherboard and wiped my harddrives. Need to access my Windows 10 product key.


    So recently my motherboard broke down on me, which meant I had to buy a new one. I felt like it was a good time to upgrade some essentials on my desktop, so therefor I bought a new mobo, CPU as well as RAM. This meant I had to wipe my harddrives and install windows once again. Once the updates were done, it told me I needed to activate my Windows product key. Since I had wiped all my harddrives, there is now no way for me to extract the key from my old computer. On my microsoft account I can see my old computer, but there is no way to access the Windows production key.


    What do I do from here?


    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    oskarhubner, Dec 8, 2019
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    TheLostSwede, Dec 8, 2019
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  3. hoista Win User
    Downgrade to windows 10 home after motherboard change.. no product key

    I had windows 10 home with existing product key, harddisks got fried.

    I changed the motherboard, installed new harddrive, but accidentally installed windows 10 pro.

    Can't activate home license on pro, but i can downgrade to home with an existing product key. Unfortunately, i don't know what the product key is.

    I don't want to do another re-install.

    moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Windows settings
     
    hoista, Dec 8, 2019
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  4. Installed a new motherboard and wiped my harddrives. Need to access my Windows 10 product key.

    Move windows 10 product key to new HDD

    I have a new SSD harddrive, that I installed windows 10 onto, I need to know how to move a product key from my SATA harddrive which has my old windows 10 operating system, the product key is legitimate and I wish to use it on the new SSD harddrive, is
    this possible?, what other solutions could I do
     
    AndrewBarkerCTI, Dec 8, 2019
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