Windows 10: Upgrading Motherboard

Discus and support Upgrading Motherboard in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and am upgrading to a Gigabyte z390 Aorus Pro WIFI I have been told that windows is per... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Doggysdoor, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Upgrading Motherboard


    I have a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and am upgrading to a Gigabyte z390 Aorus Pro WIFI

    I have been told that windows is per motherboard, When i upgrade i was planning on giving my friend the old 797 board and transferring the windows drive to the new board, however since each copy is per board what is the best plan here? My friend already bought a new version of window 10.

    Thankyou in advance <3

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    /u/Doggysdoor, Oct 5, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 and upgrading motherboard

    Hi,



    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, Oct 5, 2020
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  3. Choice of memory and motherboard... a bit stuck...

    No one who got some suggestions on this one, huh?

    I've found out that the Asus M3A78-T needs to be flashed, so then that motherboard is excluded from my list. Which motherboard and memory should I then go for? Any suggestions?
     
    minstreless, Oct 5, 2020
    #3
  4. mshimala Win User

    Upgrading Motherboard

    Windows saying not activated after motherboard upgrade

    Hi,

    I recently upgraded some PC parts (new motherboard, RAM, processor, video card) and ever since then I have a watermark in the bottom right of my display reading "Activate Windows - Go to Settings to activate Windows."

    I took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 back when they were allowing Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10. I don't remember receiving an activation key during this upgrade.

    I've read online that installing a new motherboard can occasionally cause issues with OS activation. How can I reactivate my Windows without having to purchase Windows 10.

    Some things to note:
    • This watermark was not there prior to installing the new motherboard
    • As some places (and a Microsoft Tech Support member) suggested, typing the query "wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey" into CMD just returns with "OA3xOriginalProductKey". The Microsoft Support member seemed confused by this and said there was nothing further she could do.

    Thanks!
     
    mshimala, Oct 5, 2020
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