Windows 10: reactivating windows 10 after motherboard upgrade

Discus and support reactivating windows 10 after motherboard upgrade in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My motherboard failed and I replaced it with a new board. Now windows 10 is prompting me to activate again. The activation code was embedded in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by BryceColeman2, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. reactivating windows 10 after motherboard upgrade


    My motherboard failed and I replaced it with a new board. Now windows 10 is prompting me to activate again. The activation code was embedded in the old motherboard and I don't have the code number. Activation says the code shown under system settings is not valid. Can I reactivate from my microsoft account or am I out of luck and need a new copy of windows 10 since I don't have any documentation on hand?

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    BryceColeman2, Aug 13, 2019
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  2. Reactivating retail Windows 10 pro after upgrading motherboard


    I'm about to upgrade my motherboard and I already have my Windows 10 license linked to my Microsoft Account. Can I erase the hard drive, upgrade the motherboard, clean install Windows 10 and then run troubleshooter to reactivate with the same Microsoft account? What would happen if I use the Remove PC option in the list of devices in my Microsoft Account? Is there a way to do a remote wipe from the Microsoft account with Find My Device?
     
    Keith Weisshar, Aug 13, 2019
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  3. win 10 motherboard change, reactivating windows

    Hi Famie,

    If you are planning to change your motherboard, you will still be able to activate your Windows 10. In Windows 10 version 1607, there is a feature that you can link your Microsoft account to Windows 10 digital license on your device.
    This can help you reactivate Windows using the Activation troubleshooter if you make a significant hardware change later, such as replacing the motherboard.

    That being said, we suggest that you follow the steps given on this article
    to reactivate your Windows 10 after a hardware change.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

    If you think this was useful, do not hesitate to "mark it as an answer" to help those are facing the same problem.
     
    Janeane Cru, Aug 13, 2019
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  4. reactivating windows 10 after motherboard upgrade

    Windows 10 and upgrading motherboard

    Hi,



    Thank you for bringing up your query on Microsoft Community.



    The only hardware changes that can negatively impact activation status once you upgrade to free version are the changes to the:

    • CPU
    • TPM
    • Motherboard replacement
    The following changes are examples of hardware changes that will NOT impact the activation status:

    • HDD/SSD
    • Video card
    • Adding extra memory
    Let us follow the steps suggested by Andre Da Costa (replied
    on July 26, 2015) in the following thread:



    Will Upgrading Motherboard After Upgrading To Windows 10 Make Me Lose My Windows License?

    Will Upgrading Motherboard After Upgrading To Windows 10 Make Me Lose My Windows License?



    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows, we are glad to assist you.
     
    Abdul_Malik, Aug 13, 2019
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