Windows 10: New motherboard & HDD, but can't activate Windows10 Home from old HDD.

Discus and support New motherboard & HDD, but can't activate Windows10 Home from old HDD. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; So I upgraded my motherboard & bought a new NVMe HDD. I connected my old HDD as a secondary backup. So I signed in with my MS account when I was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by I WANT MY GIFS, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. New motherboard & HDD, but can't activate Windows10 Home from old HDD.


    So I upgraded my motherboard & bought a new NVMe HDD. I connected my old HDD as a secondary backup.

    So I signed in with my MS account when I was installing Windows 10 with the Media Creation Tool on the NVMe.
    Did the updates etc... It shows I need to activate Windows.
    I tried all the apps to show the keys; ProductKey, mykeyfinder, showkeyplus etc.. and I even did the .vbs trick all on my secondary HDD which has the activated Windows, as well as on my new HDD. Nothing.
    My copy of Windows 10 might have been upgraded from Windows 7,as I keep getting that generic Product Key code on some of the key finder apps (YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7), but it doesn't work when I enter it.

    I learned with Windows, if you run into a problem that can't be fixed within a few minutes, just give up!
    So I saw this installation video talking about cheap keys for $15 that are legitimate & legal.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHS_3qi0kXg&t=

    Basically, can I buy this & will this work to activate Windows 10 Home?
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM CD KEY GLOBAL, Buy Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM CD KEY GLOBAL in Urcdkeys

    They also sell a more expensive one for $38
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home Retail CD KEY GLOBAL, Buy Microsoft Windows 10 Home Retail CD KEY GLOBAL in Urcdkeys

    Which should I get. Would the OEM version limit me in any way?

    :)
     
    I WANT MY GIFS, Jan 22, 2020
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  2. VijaiD Win User

    Windows activation on new HDD

    I Have changed HDD, previously my Windows 10 was upgraded from 8.1.

    I don't have activation key handy, used to log in thru MS id.

    Whether Its possible to activate Windows with old license on my new HDD?, rest hardware are same.

    Please help.
     
    VijaiD, Jan 22, 2020
    #2
  3. Kem Mon Win User
    unlock hdd

    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Jan 22, 2020
    #3
  4. Johankaan Win User

    New motherboard & HDD, but can't activate Windows10 Home from old HDD.

    unlock hdd

     
    Johankaan, Jan 22, 2020
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