Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation, New motherboard and CPU

Discus and support Windows 10 Activation, New motherboard and CPU in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I just upgraded my computer with a new motherboard and CPU. I installed a clean copy of windows 10 pro from a USB and skipped inputting a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by zbidwell, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. zbidwell Win User

    Windows 10 Activation, New motherboard and CPU


    Hello,


    I just upgraded my computer with a new motherboard and CPU. I installed a clean copy of windows 10 pro from a USB and skipped inputting a product key/activation code because I do not have one. Before the change, I linked my copy of windows 10 pro to this microsoft account. The copy of windows 10 was not an OEM copy. I originally bought a windows 7 license when I built my previous computer and had upgraded to windows 10 since.


    I have tried the activation troubleshooter in settings -> Activation -> Troubleshoot and after clicking "I changed my hardware on this device recently" in the window that pops-up I selected the checkbox of my previous machine and clicked the activate button. It gives the message "We can’t reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later. ".


    Thanks,


    Zach Bidwell

    :)
     
    zbidwell, Jul 31, 2019
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  2. KVPurren Win User

    New cpu+motherboard, Windows 10 Pro no longer activated.

    I upgraded my cpu and motherboard today and my windows 10 Pro is no longer activated, I had no idea switching motherboards/cpus deactivated my windows 10 upgrade. Is there anything I can do without having to spend a ridiculous 200 dollars for a new windows
    10?
     
    KVPurren, Jul 31, 2019
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  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Windows 10: Fitting a new motherboard and CPU

    Hi,

    Yes, you may change your Motherboard and CPU without a problem. To resolve your issue in case you encounter a problem, we suggest that you follow the steps in this

    article
    which you can expand Activating Windows 10 after a hardware configuration change
    and you can use an Activation troubleshooter if you get activation errors. The given link is previously provided by
    'Mike P.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Jul 31, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows 10 Activation, New motherboard and CPU

    New Motherboard, Windows 10 activation

    Hi Austin,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    Before changing the Motherboard, was Windows 10 activated?

    You just need to activate Windows 10. Refer the link below.

    Why can't I activate Windows 10?:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/why-activate-windows-10

    The only hardware changes that can negatively impact activation status once you upgrade to free version are the changes to the:


    • CPU

    • TPM

    • Motherboard replacement
    The following changes are examples of hardware changes that will NOT impact the activation status:


    • HDD/SSD

    • Video card

    • Adding extra memory
    If you replace the CPU, TPM, or Motherboard you may have to re-activate but this will not require a purchase of Windows 10.

    Get help with Windows 10 activation errors:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/activation-errors-windows-10

    Can I clean re-install Windows 10 after upgrading?

    Can I clean re-install Windows 10 after upgrading?

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Jul 31, 2019
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