Windows 10: Website shows I have Windows 10 on PC, but cannot activate or find device on my Physical PC

Discus and support Website shows I have Windows 10 on PC, but cannot activate or find device on my Physical PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I have made some hardware changes to my PC. Upgraded essentially all aspects to my PC, motherboard included. I have a digital key attached to my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ThomasWidnall, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Website shows I have Windows 10 on PC, but cannot activate or find device on my Physical PC


    Hi,

    I have made some hardware changes to my PC. Upgraded essentially all aspects to my PC, motherboard included. I have a digital key attached to my Microsoft Account that is signed in on my physical PC. I can not activate it as when I follow the steps required, it cannot find my device. I log into my account online and select "Manage My Devices". It correctly displays my PC, the correct motherboard and says I have Windows 10 Home edition. it even says it did an update on the 15/12/2019 and correctly shows my usable space on my hard drives. I called up Customer Service and they said they cannot help as it is a digital code. Microsoft have basically found my PC, state I have windows and have it in this computer, but I cannot activate it or locate it,


    Thanks for any help

    :)
     
    ThomasWidnall, Dec 16, 2019
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  2. CK011885 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Dec 16, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 16, 2019
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  4. r.h.p Win User

    Website shows I have Windows 10 on PC, but cannot activate or find device on my Physical PC

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    What's your intended PC specs ??
     
    r.h.p, Dec 16, 2019
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