Windows 10: Recently upgraded hardware, Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter can't reactivate Windows.

Discus and support Recently upgraded hardware, Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter can't reactivate Windows. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently upgraded the motherboard, CPU and RAM in my custom-built PC, and now Windows is telling me to activate. I previously had a copy of Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by CaelanSmyth, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Recently upgraded hardware, Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter can't reactivate Windows.


    I recently upgraded the motherboard, CPU and RAM in my custom-built PC, and now Windows is telling me to activate. I previously had a copy of Windows 10 which was upgraded from Windows 7 during the free upgrade period. I no longer have access to the device on which the licence key for the old copy of Windows 7 was stored. When I run the activation troubleshooter and click the option for "I recently changed hardware on this device", I get to the Reactivate Windows screen, but when I click Activate I am brought to a screen that says "We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later." Has anyone else had trouble with this and found a solution that works?

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    CaelanSmyth, Mar 15, 2019
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  2. R-T-B Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade license

    I'm not sure of the legalities of it, but the way Windows 10 is activated during the upgrade is it basically adds your mobo to a hardware whitelist using a generic key.

    Thus, you replace your mobo you will lose your activation. Whether or not MS will reactivate it at that point is not something I know.
     
    R-T-B, Mar 15, 2019
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  3. Nordic Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
    Nordic, Mar 15, 2019
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  4. Smitty3PM Win User

    Recently upgraded hardware, Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter can't reactivate Windows.

    Windows 10 Activation after hardware change

    • "You upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, but Windows 10 isn't activated after a reinstall. Your copy of Windows 10 should automatically be activated so long as you didn't make any significant hardware changes to your device (such as replacing
      the hard drive or motherboard)."

    I just recently upgraded my motherboard, graphics card, and processor. Now my Windows 10 isnt activated anymore, and when i go through the steps to troubleshoot, it says the windows activation just says.



    Unable to activate Windows

    We can’t reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later.

    anyone have an answer to this please...
     
    Smitty3PM, Mar 15, 2019
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Recently upgraded hardware, Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter can't reactivate Windows.

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