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Discus and support Problems reactivating Windows 10 after hardware change in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I've recently upgraded my Motherboard and CPU and I am having issues with reactivating windows. I did not link my microsoft account to the digital... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/zlawson, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Problems reactivating Windows 10 after hardware change


    I've recently upgraded my Motherboard and CPU and I am having issues with reactivating windows. I did not link my microsoft account to the digital license before changing my motherboard, and I no longer have the motherboard so I cant go back to it and do it now. I have went through all troubleshooting available, and I have contacted Microsoft Support but they are unhelpful as they say I need the product key which I do not have (bought the PC from PC specialist about 5 years ago, when it was Windows 7 at the time).

    I upgraded my mobo and cpu about 6 months ago and had this same issue, contacted support, and they fixed it. For some reason this time around I cannot get them to help fix it. Has anyone had this issue and know of a fix other than contacting support?

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    /u/zlawson, Nov 29, 2020
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows 10 reactivation on hardware changes

    Hi Florea,

    It is possible that Windows won't be able to identify your computer correctly that is why the operating system is not activated. To address your issue, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    article on how to reactivate your Windows 10 after a hardware change.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Nov 29, 2020
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  3. windows 10 reactivation after hardware change

    I just changed motherboards, and When I follow the the steps listed in the "reactivate windows 10 after hardware change" support page, it gives me the message "unable to activate windows" message after I sign in and identify my device,
    with no error code, just a subheader that says "can't activate windows 10 on this device, try again later."
     
    Primero Holodon, Nov 29, 2020
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  4. Jack_924 Win User

    Problems reactivating Windows 10 after hardware change

    Windows 10 won't reactivate after a hardware change

    I changed a lot of the hardware on my device recently, however I followed the steps on the Microsoft support page to get my computer ready for the hardware change so that I could reactivate Windows 10 after I changed the hardware. However, now it won't reactivate,
    and has the error code 0xC004F025, and when I try to troubleshoot it says "We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later."

    My Windows 10 was a free upgrade from Windows 7.
     
    Jack_924, Nov 29, 2020
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