Windows 10: "We can’t reactivate Windows from these devices."

Discus and support "We can’t reactivate Windows from these devices." in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a legitimate windows 7 home premium key and I have just changed my pc hardware motherboard, cpu, ram. No troubleshooting, no bots from microsoft... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by fjtfgyknobodycaresliguu, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. "We can’t reactivate Windows from these devices."


    I have a legitimate windows 7 home premium key and I have just changed my pc hardware motherboard, cpu, ram. No troubleshooting, no bots from microsoft and no microsoft's article have helped me with the issue. I go to activation -> change the product key -> it doesn't work issue 0x803f7001 try troubleshooting -> troubleshooting says "We can’t reactivate Windows from these devices." -> sends me to microsoft site -> microsoft says to change the product key and if the issue 0x803f7001 comes again go troubleshooting. I don't need infinite repeatable cycle I need my windows to be activated, I'm trying to activate windows 10 home btw, it worked before many times. There was also something about connected devices to my microsoft account and the bot told me to delete the old computer if I'm not using it anymore and so I did. Next on I get a message that there are no devices with activated windows on it so it's just blank. ALL I WANTED WAS TO CHANGE THE BACKGROUND PROPERTIES

    Guess cracked windows will work better than the legit one.


    bot - this virtual agent thingy

    :)
     
    fjtfgyknobodycaresliguu, Mar 19, 2020
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  2. Boyfriend Win User

    Does Windows 7 require reactivation if...

    He is using AMD already. He wants downgrading to AM3. Don't know why??

    If you change HDD + RAM simultaneously, Windows 7 needs to be reactivated. Only HDD cloning shouldn't require reactivation. As you are changing mobo + HDD (prehaps RAM upgrade too), you will surely require reactivation. If you have genuine license, you should reinstall OS (you might use Windows Easy Transfer). If you don't want to reinstall, you need to uninstall HDD, interfaces/system devices, and numerous other drivers (USB, HID, Portable devices, etc.), else your OS will be unstable.
    I will highly recommend to reinstall Windows 7 and enjoy your migration.

    A simple trick might be like this to avoid reactivation:
    1. Clone your HDD first and boot into Windows
    2. Use it for at least one week
    3. Replace mobo only without any other hardware change/upgrade and boot
    4. Use it for at least one week
    5. Do any other upgrade (RAM, Graphic card etc.)

    Don't do two simultaneous downgrades/upgrades to avoid reactivation.
     
    Boyfriend, Mar 19, 2020
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  3. kg4icg Win User
    Does Windows 7 require reactivation if...

    Then why does it say fs/ft i7-920 in his tag and he wants to downgrade to am3 system? to go from a am2/2+ to am3 isn't a downgrade last time I checked
     
    kg4icg, Mar 19, 2020
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  4. "We can’t reactivate Windows from these devices."

    Device Manager Un-Hiding Hidden Devices

    When you connect a plug and play device, Windows Plug and Play manager detects it, finds and installs the driver. Device Manager lists the device with a solid icon.

    The driver is only removed when you uninstall the device, not simply by disconnecting the device. When the device is disconnected, its driver is still installed. By default, Device Manager only displays connected devices. When you show hidden devices, note the Bluetooth icon you see is semi-transparent (not opaque). That indicates a "non-present" device. Sometimes also called a "ghost" device. The driver is still installed but the device is not currently detected (i.e. not connected).

    Device can be disconnected when
    • Device unplugged (e.g. removing a USB device)
    • Turning a device OFF
    • Disabling the device in BIOS (then windows won't detect it) or
    • Device failure

    So
    • Check BIOS as suggested
    • Check board connections
    • Can b/t be turned off by a switch? or keyboard combination?
    Also possible the b/t h/w failed
     
    ComputerGeek, Mar 19, 2020
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