Windows 10: Reactiviating Windows after Hardware Changes

Discus and support Reactiviating Windows after Hardware Changes in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I've recently upgraded my Motherbard, CPU and RAm and I've using the troubleshooting steps to reactivate Windows 10 Pro N - Yes, I've signed in on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by GGMattt, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. GGMattt Win User

    Reactiviating Windows after Hardware Changes


    Hi, I've recently upgraded my Motherbard, CPU and RAm and I've using the troubleshooting steps to reactivate Windows 10 Pro N - Yes, I've signed in on the correct account that has my Digital License linked to it and it's not letting me do anything. I've wiped both drives and done a fresh OS install too, everything is up to date including Windows and all components.


    It used to let me actually select my account tha my DL was linked to but still wouldn't let me activate, now when I try to use the troubleshooter, it won't even let me get to the stage of selecting my logged in MS account, it just gives me this error after running the Trounleshooter and clicking 'I've recently changed hardware':

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    I'm not buying a new W10 for £219 because this isn't my problem to fix. I've been on W10 since the day it came out and upgraded digitally from W7 Pro.


    Here are two more images, one of error code and one of each of my accounts - old hardware with digital license and new hardware I can't activate.

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    OLD HARDWARE ACCOUNT:

    Reactiviating Windows after Hardware Changes 5c24e569-5a92-46d2-9cae-65597c86fef0?upload=true.jpg


    NEW HARDWARE ACCOUNT:

    Reactiviating Windows after Hardware Changes fad5fa96-ac57-4a41-bdc6-b5ccf5c846a1?upload=true.jpg

    :)
     
    GGMattt, Jun 30, 2019
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Unable to activate Windows after hardware change

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Usually the error code 0xC004F213 comes when there is a hardware change done on the computer (like Motherboard or Hard drive). The Windows license is associated with the device hardware. If there is any significant hardware changes, such as replacing
    motherboard or hard drive, Windows won’t be able to recognize the license.

    I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps from the article
    Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change
    and see if Windows gets activated.

    If you are using an OEM computer that came with Windows 7, and the motherboard has not been changed, then you can follow the steps to retrieve the product key that came with your OEM computer. To retrieve the product key follow the steps mentioned
    below:

    1. Type Command prompt in the search bar, that is on the taskbar.
    2. Right click on Command prompt icon and select Run as administrator.
    3. Type the command and press on Enter: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
    4. You will find the product key.

    Hope it helps.

    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Jun 30, 2019
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  3. Sasqui Win User
    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Voltages
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
     
    Sasqui, Jun 30, 2019
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  4. Reactiviating Windows after Hardware Changes

    Reactiviating windows after a hardware change

    Hello I recently replace my motherboard and processor, before doing so I linked my windows 10 to my Microsoft account. When I turned the computer on it wouldn't let me access windows because it needed an internet connection and I couldn't get the driver
    for my new motherboard until I had access to windows so I had to do a fresh install. In the activation settings when i click troubleshoot > I changed hardware it lets me select my old hardware then brings me to a screen that says unable to activate windows.
    I tried going through the web support and wasn't able to fix it that way and when I try to call the number it gives me it doesn't work. My copy of windows 10 was an upgraded windows 8. Do I have any other options or do I just have to buy a new copy of windows?
     
    nathanweeres, Jun 30, 2019
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