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Discus and support Windows 10 activation after changing hardware doesnt work in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi I changed my windows hardware by using my activated windows 10 hard drive and inserting it into my new pc. I used troubleshooter to select... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Divansn001, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 activation after changing hardware doesnt work


    Hi


    I changed my windows hardware by using my activated windows 10 hard drive and inserting it into my new pc. I used troubleshooter to select "changed hardware". This didn't work and it says I don't have an email connected to my account. so I have a digital liscnece and it was upgraded from windows 7 to 10 and now it doesn't accept my activation via any method.


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    Can someone please help me? Windows 10 activation after changing hardware doesnt work 2a241da8-ec2d-4c2e-8cad-85822cd2f4d9?upload=true.jpg

    :)
     
    Divansn001, Aug 4, 2019
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  2. Jetster Win User

    Windows 10 Hardware change

    Technically it should not activate if its a upgrade from an OEM license. But if you follow the phone automated number sequence hopefully it will work.

    Windows 10 is tied to your hardware and you cannot upgrade a motherboard on an OEM license. (but it works with the phone activation) you can only replace the board with an identical board.
     
    Jetster, Aug 4, 2019
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  3. HAT
    hat Win User
    windows activation—hardware changed siginficantly

    From time to time on my thoroughbred PC, I get a Windows activation message that says my hardware changed siginificantly and I have to re-activate Windows. My hardware hasn't changed any more than a network card (went from a wireless g card to onboard lan to a wired network card), and the install is legit. Why is it doing this, and how can I stop it?
     
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Windows 10 activation after changing hardware doesnt work

    Unable to activate Windows after hardware change

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Usually the error code 0xC004F213 comes when there is a hardware change done on the computer (like Motherboard or Hard drive). The Windows license is associated with the device hardware. If there is any significant hardware changes, such as replacing
    motherboard or hard drive, Windows won’t be able to recognize the license.

    I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps from the article
    Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change
    and see if Windows gets activated.

    If you are using an OEM computer that came with Windows 7, and the motherboard has not been changed, then you can follow the steps to retrieve the product key that came with your OEM computer. To retrieve the product key follow the steps mentioned
    below:

    1. Type Command prompt in the search bar, that is on the taskbar.
    2. Right click on Command prompt icon and select Run as administrator.
    3. Type the command and press on Enter: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
    4. You will find the product key.

    Hope it helps.

    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Aug 4, 2019
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