Windows 10: Problems reactivating windows after hardware change

Discus and support Problems reactivating windows after hardware change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Over Christmas I was given new PC parts motherboard, GPU, CPU, RAM, basically a whole new computer. After swapping out all the new hardware I went to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by SalvoSix, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. SalvoSix Win User

    Problems reactivating windows after hardware change


    Over Christmas I was given new PC parts motherboard, GPU, CPU, RAM, basically a whole new computer. After swapping out all the new hardware I went to use the activation troubleshooter and my PC doesn't show up to be reactivated in the troubleshooter. However, if I go to my Microsoft account and check the my devices section I have two devices with the same name on registered with the account, one has my old hardware config and the other is the new. Nothing I try seems to let me reactivate my version of windows and it's been weeks since I made this change with no luck contacting support.


    Does anyone know anything I should try to reactivate windows on my new hardware config?


    Also, I have been sitting in the chat queue for windows support just about everyday since Christmas with no luck getting a person to talk to. Is there any other way to contact support because this is getting ridiculous.

    :)
     
    SalvoSix, Jan 11, 2021
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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, Jan 11, 2021
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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, Jan 11, 2021
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  4. Jack_924 Win User

    Problems reactivating windows 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, Jan 11, 2021
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