Windows 10: Motherboard Upgrade

Discus and support Motherboard Upgrade in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I want to upgrade my motherboard from Gigabyte A320M-H to MSI X470 Gaming Pro. Do I need to reinstall Windows? or could i just uninstall old... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by VireussXD, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. VireussXD Win User

    Motherboard Upgrade


    I want to upgrade my motherboard from Gigabyte A320M-H to MSI X470 Gaming Pro. Do I need to reinstall Windows? or could i just uninstall old motherboard drivers or will i run into issues in the future?

    :)
     
    VireussXD, Sep 23, 2022
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  2. Windows 10 and upgrading motherboard

    Hi,



    Thank you for bringing up your query on Microsoft Community.



    The only hardware changes that can negatively impact activation status once you upgrade to free version are the changes to the:

    • CPU
    • TPM
    • Motherboard replacement
    The following changes are examples of hardware changes that will NOT impact the activation status:

    • HDD/SSD
    • Video card
    • Adding extra memory
    Let us follow the steps suggested by Andre Da Costa (replied
    on July 26, 2015) in the following thread:



    Will Upgrading Motherboard After Upgrading To Windows 10 Make Me Lose My Windows License?

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    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows, we are glad to assist you.
     
    Abdul_Malik, Sep 23, 2022
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  3. Choice of memory and motherboard... a bit stuck...

    No one who got some suggestions on this one, huh?

    I've found out that the Asus M3A78-T needs to be flashed, so then that motherboard is excluded from my list. Which motherboard and memory should I then go for? Any suggestions?
     
    minstreless, Sep 23, 2022
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  4. mshimala Win User

    Motherboard Upgrade

    Windows saying not activated after motherboard upgrade

    Hi,

    I recently upgraded some PC parts (new motherboard, RAM, processor, video card) and ever since then I have a watermark in the bottom right of my display reading "Activate Windows - Go to Settings to activate Windows."

    I took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 back when they were allowing Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10. I don't remember receiving an activation key during this upgrade.

    I've read online that installing a new motherboard can occasionally cause issues with OS activation. How can I reactivate my Windows without having to purchase Windows 10.

    Some things to note:
    • This watermark was not there prior to installing the new motherboard
    • As some places (and a Microsoft Tech Support member) suggested, typing the query "wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey" into CMD just returns with "OA3xOriginalProductKey". The Microsoft Support member seemed confused by this and said there was nothing further she could do.

    Thanks!
     
    mshimala, Sep 23, 2022
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