Windows 10: Replaced Motherboard, wont let me use same serial # to activate

Discus and support Replaced Motherboard, wont let me use same serial # to activate in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I bought windows 10 serial number a while ago off amazon... my motherboard wasn't working so i replaced it, and downloaded windows,. and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by endorush85, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Replaced Motherboard, wont let me use same serial # to activate


    I bought windows 10 serial number a while ago off amazon...

    my motherboard wasn't working so i replaced it, and downloaded windows,. and reinstalled using the same serial number and it says the serial number is already in use (obviously)

    so my windows 10 license is stuck to a dead motherboard... how can i transfer it to my new one?

    what is the solution to this?

    thanks

    :)
     
    endorush85, Sep 18, 2016
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  2. 'Mike P Win User

    Regarding Windows Installation/Activation.

    Same key, bits don't matter to the key. What does matter is Home or Pro, etc.

    Most people wont need a key as its tied to their Microsoft account & motherboard serial on windows activation servers.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12440/windows-10-activation
     
    'Mike P, Sep 18, 2016
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  3. wamaloo Win User
    new windows 10 update

    Hi all

    got a message that said to activate windows just fired up the desktop since replacing the motherboard went from ddr2-ddr3 used the same hard drives from the old computer which had my win 10 key number but know it wont let me activate the new update obviously
    no key what do I do know the price for me is pretty steep but I would like to know my best option CHEERS
     
    wamaloo, Sep 18, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Replaced Motherboard, wont let me use same serial # to activate

    Brink, Sep 18, 2016
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  5. i did it by phone, thanks for the help~! *Smile
     
    endorush85, Sep 18, 2016
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome. I'm glad to hear you got it activated. *Smile
     
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
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