Windows 10: Replacing a motherboard without reinstalling Windows 10

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  1. Replacing a motherboard without reinstalling Windows 10


    Hello! I've recently ran into an issue with my motherboard as it got shorted due to a stupid mistake on my part. The rest of my components apart from a hard drive are in working condition, so I wish to only replace the motherboard. I have Windows 10 installed on an SSD. My question is, if I put that SSD into a new motherboard, will I still be able to keep all of my files, apps and Windows 10 or is it better to copy what I can and wipe everything clean and buy Windows again? Which drivers should I delete if needed? I can't boot up windows but I can run the troubleshooting option and access file

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    JoonatanVahar, Nov 22, 2021
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    Hi,



    Thank you for being part of Windows 10 family.



    Sorry to know that you are facing issues with Windows 10.

    There is some confusion about hardware changes on a Computer that will impact their free upgrade activation status. To clarify, the ONLY hardware changes that can negatively impact a customer’s activation status once they have upgrade are changes to the:

    • CPU
    • TPM
    • Motherboard replacement
    If you replaces the Motherboard they may have to re activate but this will not require a purchase of Windows 10.

    You can try to perform a clean install.

    I would suggest you to create a ISO file from the below Microsoft Help Article and try to reinstall Windows 10.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 22, 2021
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  3. Queries about replacing the motherboard of Windows 10 and reinstalling Windows 10 on the computer.

    Hi Thomas,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    To assist you better, please provided us the information below:

    • What is the build number of Windows 10?
    • When you say that "able to replace the motherboard and re link your Microsoft account to the Windows 10 digital license on new device?", are you having OEM Windows 10 product key or retail product key?
    Please get back to us with an update on issue with replacing motherboard on Windows 10 and reactivating it, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 22, 2021
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  4. Replacing a motherboard without reinstalling Windows 10

    REplacing motherboard with refurbished motherboard

    Hi Keith,

    to keep license you need to replace motherboard by warranty. Sorry that are the license terms. If this will be warranty replacement please remember technician to do steps necessary for license keeping.
     
    Igor Leyko, Nov 22, 2021
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