Windows 10: Windows 10 can't be reactivated after a hardware change

Discus and support Windows 10 can't be reactivated after a hardware change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; So I swapped out my motherboard, CPU and memory yesterday for some high end stuff and now I can't reactivate windows. The trouble shooting windows just... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by xLiMiTx, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. xLiMiTx Win User

    Windows 10 can't be reactivated after a hardware change


    So I swapped out my motherboard, CPU and memory yesterday for some high end stuff and now I can't reactivate windows. The trouble shooting windows just keeps telling me that it can't reactivate windows right now. I also tried re-using my serial key but then it says it can't activate because it's already in use.
    I'd rather not buy a new windows 10 key.

    Who do I have to bother to re-activate my windows?

    :)
     
    xLiMiTx, Feb 14, 2020
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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, Feb 14, 2020
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  3. windows 10 reactivation after hardware change

    I just changed motherboards, and When I follow the the steps listed in the "reactivate windows 10 after hardware change" support page, it gives me the message "unable to activate windows" message after I sign in and identify my device,
    with no error code, just a subheader that says "can't activate windows 10 on this device, try again later."
     
    Primero Holodon, Feb 14, 2020
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  4. Jack_924 Win User

    Windows 10 can't be reactivated after a hardware change

    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, Feb 14, 2020
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