Windows 10: Windows 10 is not activating after changing HARD DRIVE, what to do?

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  1. Windows 10 is not activating after changing HARD DRIVE, what to do?


    I have changed my hard drive as previous hard drive was causing errors in windows 10 and I had to do clean install over 5 times.


    after replacing hard drive I installed windows 10 home single language and now it is not activating.


    I tried hardware changed option but the issue is I used local account on my laptop so no device was linked to my account.



    what should I do?


    will it help me replacing new hard drive with old one in windows activation?

    :)
     
    Sachin_Almighty, Apr 29, 2019
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  2. little cat, Apr 29, 2019
    #2
  3. Marco Gav Win User
    unrecognised external hard drive on Windows 10

    Since you already reinstalled the drivers of the External Hard Drive, let's run the
    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter as it can resolve your concern. You can do that by following these steps:


    • Press the Start button.

    • Type and select Troubleshooting.

    • Click on View all on the left panel.

    • Select and run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.



    If the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter doesn’t resolve your concern, we suggest that you change the letter of the External Hard Drive. You can do that by following these steps:


    • Press the Start button.

    • Type and select Control panel.

    • Select System and Security.

    • Select Administrative Tools, and a new window will appear.

    • Double-click Computer Management, and a new window will appear.

    • Select Disk Management that is located under
      Storage
      in the left pane.

    • Right click on the External Hard Drive that is not showing on the File Explorer.

    • Select Change letter and network path, and a new window will appear.

    • Select Change, and choose the letter that you want for the External Hard Drive.



    After changing the letter of the External Hard Drive, we suggest that you reboot your laptop for the changes to take effect.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards.
     
    Marco Gav, Apr 29, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 is not activating after changing HARD DRIVE, what to do?

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Apr 29, 2019
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