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Discus and support New motherboard and processor, now Windows thinks my computer is a different one using the... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Summary of events: Purchased Windows 10 about a half-a-year ago. Wanting to upgrade my computer, I installed a new motherboard, processor, and RAM.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by JacobM3, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. JacobM3 Win User

    New motherboard and processor, now Windows thinks my computer is a different one using the...


    Summary of events:

    Purchased Windows 10 about a half-a-year ago. Wanting to upgrade my computer, I installed a new motherboard, processor, and RAM. Windows itself works fine but I have this watermark to "Activate Windows" and warnings that loom overhead. I've gone through every troubleshooter available through Windows itself with no solution. All available answers online have no solutions or resolutions. All automatic troubleshooters such as online help have the same result.


    My key is linked to my Microsoft account.


    I received error code: 0xC004F025.

    :)
     
    JacobM3, Dec 11, 2019
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  2. NavyLCDR Win User

    New motherboard & Processor


    I wonder if it is because I used the same computer name and if everything else was close enough:


    New motherboard and processor, now Windows thinks my computer is a different one using the... [​IMG]


    Notice there is no serial number shown. Likely my old retail motherboard probably showed exactly the same thing - and computer name. @cereberus - a VM would be a different type of device, so it would not "inherit" the digital license as the host PC, and it probably has a different computer name as well.
     
    NavyLCDR, Dec 11, 2019
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  3. What's the difference between these two processors.

    the first one is stepping E3, the second one is stepping E6. whats stepping?

    No processor design is perfect. The first version of a new microprocessor product is the A-0 step. Later, as improvements are made to the product for functional (bug) fixes or manufacturing improvements, the stepping number will increase.

    Generally speaking, minor changes result in an increased number, (that is, A-1 to A-2) while more complex changes result in the letter being changed (that is, A-2 to B-0).

    If new steppings come out with fewer bugs you are usually not eligible to RMA for a newer processor. Most of these bugs are supposed to be worked around in the motherboard design, BIOS (drivers), and applications.

    Intel produces a detailed document called a "Specification Update" for each of their processor models that covers all of the various steppings, and lists exactly which bugs (they call them "errata") each one has and a description of the bug. For example you can download the Pentium IV specification Update from Intel at Resource & Design Center for Development with Intel
    A similar document is available for every processor they make.

    AMD uses the term "revision numbers" to refer to steppings for its Athlon and other processors. To see the errata for a given AMD processor, look up its revision guide, which lists the processor revision numbers and the errata which apply to each revision. For example, the revision guide for the AMD Athlon XP model 8 processor is available from AMD at
    http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_papers_and_tech_docs/25703.pdf

    what does this all mean, well you are likely to have less compatablity problems with the newer version of the processor, but as most motherboard manufactures are good with bios updates, this should not be a problem.
     
    cjoyce1980, Dec 11, 2019
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  4. New motherboard and processor, now Windows thinks my computer is a different one using the...

    windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Dec 11, 2019
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