Windows 10: Windows 10 Home upgrade to W10 Pro after hardware change and not activated windows on computer

Discus and support Windows 10 Home upgrade to W10 Pro after hardware change and not activated windows on computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi i had windows 8 and when the free upgrade came to W10 i used it now i change my parts and windows is not activated i have bought windows 10 pro but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by EuleLanguste248, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Home upgrade to W10 Pro after hardware change and not activated windows on computer


    Hi i had windows 8 and when the free upgrade came to W10 i used it now i change my parts and windows is not activated i have bought windows 10 pro but cant activate it and i get an error code when activating it 0x004f050 apparently its because the free upgrade was W10 home and i bought W10 pro so how can i solve this and also is there a way for me to get the free upgrade key?


    Edit: sry for my non existent grammar

    :)
     
    EuleLanguste248, Jan 23, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 Hardware change

    Technically, a new motherboard constitutes a new computer and if your current copy of Windows 10 was an upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you need to buy a new W10 license. While the process may allow you to activate Windows 10 that was an upgrade, that does not make it legal to do so.

    The current free Windows 10 program is only for people who currently have a legal copy of Window 7 or Windows 8.1 installed on their systems. And those upgrade licenses are NOT legally transferable to new computers.

    If you purchased a full retail W10 license separately for your current computer and wish to install this W10 on this new computer, you can legally do that as long as you uninstalled it from the old computer.

    Windows system builder licensing for personal use

    The good new is, once you buy a new Windows 10 license, you can transfer it to a new computer as many times as you like. So this would be a one time purchase.
     
    Bill_Bright, Jan 23, 2020
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  3. cadaveca Win User
    Windows 10 Hardware change

    No. That only applies to an OEM key. IF you had a retail key that you upgraded, you are more than welcome to transfer this key to another device, just as you would have been able to before the upgrade. The default for retail keys is three activations before you need to call in and get help with activation. Previously, it was required that you install your retail OS first and then upgrade, but the most recent build of Win10 removes that requirement and allows direct installation of Windows10 using your retail Win7/8/8.1 key.
     
    cadaveca, Jan 23, 2020
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  4. Kolby65 Win User

    Windows 10 Home upgrade to W10 Pro after hardware change and not activated windows on computer

    Activating Windows 10 Pro After a Hardware Upgrade!

    I followed all the steps to linking my Windows 10 Pro to my Microsoft account so that I could upgrade my hardware, reinstall Windows 10 Pro, and activate it, but it's not working. I'm signed into my Microsoft account. I tried the activation troubleshooter,
    selecing that I recently changed hardware, etc. Nothing is working. I can see my old computer under my Microsoft account, as well as my new one (with better hardware). I changed the motherboard, ram, and CPU. Any suggestions would be wonderful.
     
    Kolby65, Jan 23, 2020
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