Windows 10: Win10 reactivation after hardware change fails

Discus and support Win10 reactivation after hardware change fails in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Before a recent hardware upgrade (mobo, cpu) I read through this article :... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by personneedshelp_1, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Win10 reactivation after hardware change fails


    Before a recent hardware upgrade (mobo, cpu) I read through this article : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change


    My activation status was listed as "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account".


    The article claims you can reactivate using the activation troubleshooter with that status. After the hardware change I attempted to use the activation troubleshooter, and used the "I changed hardware on this device recently" option, but my machine was not listed in the options. Strangely, the only machine that was listed was my surface pro, which doesn't show up in my devices when I log into microsoft.com. The device I'm trying to reactivate IS listed in my devices on microsoft.com.


    I tried phone support but the guy went immediately to, "... you need a product key ...", and never asked about my account. This is from an update copy of windows 7 as far as I can remember and I think it's unlikely I'll find the product key.


    The article doesn't mention the possibility that the troubleshooter might not work, which seems like an oversight when the result of a troubleshooter failure could force the user to spend a couple hundred bucks.


    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

    :)
     
    personneedshelp_1, Sep 26, 2019
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows 10 reactivation on hardware changes

    Hi Florea,

    It is possible that Windows won't be able to identify your computer correctly that is why the operating system is not activated. To address your issue, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    article on how to reactivate your Windows 10 after a hardware change.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Sep 26, 2019
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  3. Jack_924 Win User
    Windows 10 won't reactivate after a hardware change

    I changed a lot of the hardware on my device recently, however I followed the steps on the Microsoft support page to get my computer ready for the hardware change so that I could reactivate Windows 10 after I changed the hardware. However, now it won't reactivate,
    and has the error code 0xC004F025, and when I try to troubleshoot it says "We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later."

    My Windows 10 was a free upgrade from Windows 7.
     
    Jack_924, Sep 26, 2019
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  4. Win10 reactivation after hardware change fails

    Windows 10 won't reactivate after a hardware change

    I changed a lot of the hardware on my device recently, however I followed the steps on the Microsoft support page to get my computer ready for the hardware change so that I could reactivate Windows 10 after I changed the hardware. However, now it
    won't reactivate, and has the error code 0xC004F213, and when I try to troubleshoot it says "We can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later."Try again lateTry again lateTry again late but not reactivate till now my Microsoft
    accont also correct.
     
    mahijitsingh and i want to activate my windiw, Sep 26, 2019
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