Windows 10: Reactivating Windows 10 after Hardware Change

Discus and support Reactivating Windows 10 after Hardware Change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Greetings everybody, I changed the hardware (motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM) of my PC and I cannot reactivate my WIN 10 now. I had WIN 7 retail version... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Grenom, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Grenom Win User

    Reactivating Windows 10 after Hardware Change


    Greetings everybody,


    I changed the hardware (motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM) of my PC and I cannot reactivate my WIN 10 now.

    I had WIN 7 retail version before and I upgraded it during the free upgrade to WIN 10 years ago. Before I changed my hardware, I linked my WIndows licence to my windows account so I could reactivate it after the change, but it does not work.


    In the activation page in the settings, it shows the error code 0xC004F211, which shows that the hardware has changed. I followed the instructions of https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change, so I did the troubleshooting and then selected "I changed hardware on this device recently" and then selected the device I am using and click on activate, but this does not work. I only get the "We can’t reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later. " message.

    Any suggestions what I can do to activate my licence?


    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    Grenom, Dec 12, 2019
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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, Dec 12, 2019
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  3. Jack_924 Win User
    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, Dec 12, 2019
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  4. 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 0xC004F213, and when I try to troubleshoot it says "We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later."Try again lateTry again lateTry again late but not reactivate till now my Microsoft
    accont also correct.
     
    mahijitsingh and i want to activate my windiw, Dec 12, 2019
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