Windows 10: Upgrading PC - Windows Activation?

Discus and support Upgrading PC - Windows Activation? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I will be upgrading my PC, how will I go about activating Windows again? I can't afford to repurchase windows but my PC is in desperate need of an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by MattyHeal, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. MattyHeal Win User

    Upgrading PC - Windows Activation?


    I will be upgrading my PC, how will I go about activating Windows again? I can't afford to repurchase windows but my PC is in desperate need of an upgrade, the mobo, cpu etc will be fine but I'm going to upgrade my ssd to a M.2 and I'm concerned installing a fresh copy of windows will mean I will loose my activation / license ?Any help is appreciated,many thanks.

    :)
     
    MattyHeal, Jun 14, 2021
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  2. Activating Windows 10 after upgrade

    Hi Varghese,

    Thank you for posting your reply. Apologize for the delay in response.

    I would like to inform that as you are using an Genuine Windows 7 in your system,
    Windows 10 will automatically be activated online and create a digital entitlement for your device.

    If you still face issues with Activation after upgrading to Windows 10, suggest you to activate the Operating System through phone by following the steps below:

    • Press “Windows key + R” and type “slui 4” and press Enter.
    • Select the Region from the list and click Next.
    • Call the Toll-Free number provided on top and can activate via phone.

    Hope the information is helpful. Do get back to us for any other assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jun 14, 2021
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  3. Blayke Win User
    Windows 10 Wont Activate after upgrade

    I had used the mediacreationtool to upgrade my pc. Will waiting 24 hours still work with it?
     
    Blayke, Jun 14, 2021
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  4. mshimala Win User

    Upgrading PC - Windows Activation?

    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, Jun 14, 2021
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