Windows 10: Trouble Activating Windows After New Hard Drive Installation

Discus and support Trouble Activating Windows After New Hard Drive Installation in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently installed a new Hard Drive in my Dell Latitude E6540. After Installing Windows I was prompted to activate, and went through the process of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by DominicTripodi, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. Trouble Activating Windows After New Hard Drive Installation


    I recently installed a new Hard Drive in my Dell Latitude E6540. After Installing Windows I was prompted to activate, and went through the process of running troubleshoot, and 'I changed hardware on this device recently.'

    The device options do not include the device I'm trying to activate, listed in my account as "DESKTOP-8TUM5P"

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    The version of windows installed on my device is Windows 10 Home, and I think the old hard-drive was running Windows 10 Pro, or Enterprise.

    I tried inputting my Activation Key to upgrade to Windows Pro in the Microsoft Store, which seemed to start working and then stopped and removed the option in the activation screen.


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    When I attempt to manually input the Activation Key I get error 0x800f0805


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    When I use the "Get Help" app **from any of my devices it gives most of this advice, which doesn't work, and then tries to contact a person, and displays an error screen



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    When I call Support, it tells me that the "Get Help" app is the only way to contact support and to go there.

    The device was activated and working fine until the new Hard Drive was installed.

    I'm wondering if there is another way to contact support, or if someone could help me to activate windows on my device.

    :)
     
    DominicTripodi, Jan 3, 2021
    #1
  2. little cat, Jan 3, 2021
    #2
  3. Install Windows 10 on new hard drive.

    Hi Arzlo,

    Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

    I appreciate you for providing details about the issue and we are happy to help you.

    Please be informed that you cannot install the activated Windows 10 on to the new hard disk.

    If you are replacing the hard disk then you may get Windows 10 activation errors.

    If you are purchasing a new hard disk then, you may have to install genuine Windows 7 (SP1)/8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 to get Windows 10 activated.

    I suggest you to run check disk on the hard drive to see if there are any corruptions.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press
      ENTER
      :
    chkdsk /f

    Disclaimer: While performing check disk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found then check disk will try to repair that sector. Any data available on a bad sector might be lost.

    Once Check Disk completes, boot the computer and then check.

    Reference: Refer to the following Microsoft article on Windows 10 Q&A.

    Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Harshavardhan Rathod, Jan 3, 2021
    #3
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    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
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