Windows 10: upgrading motherboard and cpu

Discus and support upgrading motherboard and cpu in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I have a question regarding upgrading my motherboard and cpu. I currently have an off the shelf gaming PC purchased a few years ago. I am looking... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by KyleAnson, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. KyleAnson Win User

    upgrading motherboard and cpu

    Hi, I have a question regarding upgrading my motherboard and cpu. I currently have an off the shelf gaming PC purchased a few years ago. I am looking to replace my asrock B-360M andi5-9400F with newly purchased Asus Prime Z390-A and I9 9900k. My question is in regard to the windows license associated with the I5 and b360. I am currently running windows 10 home and I am wondering how I go about transferring the license to the new hardware? Is it possible? I have an activated microsoft account and I am hearing conflicting information on how I go about the transfer.

    KyleAnson, Dec 9, 2020
  2. Haegely Win User

    Upgrading Motherboard and CPU

    I bought a default Lenovo K450 a few years back that came with Windows 8 preinstalled. Well over the past few months I've upgraded the PSU, GPU, and moved too an SSD without much of a hassle since I was using the same motherboard and CPU. Well, I'm moving
    too a whole new upgrade and changing the case, motherboard, CPU, and adding a network card. My question is, once I've changed out all of the parts, will I need to reinstall Windows 8, or can I just install Windows 10 again like normal and follow the steps
    with customer support to establish the legitimacy of my previous Windows OS? I have the OEM and Product Key.
    Haegely, Dec 9, 2020
  3. Windows 10 and upgrading motherboard


    Thank you for bringing up your query on Microsoft Community.

    The only hardware changes that can negatively impact activation status once you upgrade to free version are the changes to the:

    • CPU
    • TPM
    • Motherboard replacement
    The following changes are examples of hardware changes that will NOT impact the activation status:

    • HDD/SSD
    • Video card
    • Adding extra memory
    Let us follow the steps suggested by Andre Da Costa (replied
    on July 26, 2015) in the following thread:

    Will Upgrading Motherboard After Upgrading To Windows 10 Make Me Lose My Windows License?

    Will Upgrading Motherboard After Upgrading To Windows 10 Make Me Lose My Windows License?

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows, we are glad to assist you.
    Abdul_Malik, Dec 9, 2020
  4. upgrading motherboard and cpu

    Upgrading my Motherboard and CPU

    Hello Russ,

    We realize your concern in this concern.

    Are you talking about replacing Motherboard and CPU?

    You can go here
    to learn on overview of requirements, editions, and languages available for Windows 10. Coming to upgrading Motherboard and CPU, since the query is related to device hardware, better I suggest you to get in touch with device Manufacturer. Hope
    they will guide you with the required information.

    I appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

    Keep posted if you require further assistance.

    Thank you.
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Dec 9, 2020

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