Windows 10: Unable to reactive windows after hardware change

Discus and support Unable to reactive windows after hardware change in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I upgrade my CPU from 6700K + Z170 Pro Gaming to I7-8700K + Z370 Aorus Gaming 3, after change, my windows ask to reactive license but I can't, who can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ThinhMai Xuan, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Unable to reactive windows after hardware change


    I upgrade my CPU from 6700K + Z170 Pro Gaming to I7-8700K + Z370 Aorus Gaming 3, after change, my windows ask to reactive license but I can't, who can help me

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    ThinhMai Xuan, Sep 22, 2018
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows 10 reactivation on hardware changes

    Hi Florea,

    It is possible that Windows won't be able to identify your computer correctly that is why the operating system is not activated. To address your issue, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    article on how to reactivate your Windows 10 after a hardware change.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Sep 22, 2018
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  3. neodyma Win User
    Unable to reactivate Windows after significant Hardware Change (CPU+MB+SSD)

    Hello,

    I am unable to reactivate my Windows version after a fresh install on the new hardware.

    Before removing the old components, I made sure that my Windows license is linked to my Microsoft account.

    When I try to activate on the new hardware using the troubleshooter with the "I change hardware on this device recently" option, the only message I get is: "Unable to activate Windows. We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later."

    What can I do to fix this Issue? The phone support said it will only work with a product key, unlike the guide here .

    Edit: i searched my 3 year old emails and found my Windows key, solved this way. Thanks for the help!
     
    neodyma, Sep 22, 2018
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  4. Sachy2007 Win User

    Unable to reactive windows after hardware change

    Reactivation Failed

    I have just recently replaced my motherboard/processor and I reformatted my windows hard drive. I gone through the hardware changes steps, I chose the old machine listed on my account and clicked on ACTIVATE.

    It now tells me that:

    "Unable to activate Windows

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

    What am I missing here?
     
    Sachy2007, Sep 22, 2018
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