Windows 10: Windows 10 Key does not activate on new PC

Discus and support Windows 10 Key does not activate on new PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Cheers, I recently bought a new PC, and wanted to put my old Windows on the new PC. I checked, it was a retail version of Windows, so it should be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by LennartReents, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Key does not activate on new PC


    Cheers,

    I recently bought a new PC, and wanted to put my old Windows on the new PC. I checked, it was a retail version of Windows, so it should be possible.

    I got that Windows as Windows 7 and upgraded it later. I found my Key with Key-Finder Plus, and booted Windows using a Boot-Stick on my new PC.

    When asked, I entered the key. It then installed Windows, and I logged in with the same Microsoft account I had on my old PC. Yet, the Key is not activated. I tried troubleshoot, clicked on "I recently changed Hardware" but my new PC did not show up. I tried Phone activation using slui 4, but nothing opened. I tried reentering the code, but that did not work either. I did uninstall the Key on my old PC, but only after activating the key on this PC.

    May that cause an issue? The error Code I am getting is 0x803fa067

    I'd appreciate any help


    [moved from German forums]

    :)
     
    LennartReents, Jul 11, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    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, Jul 11, 2019
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  3. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Jul 11, 2019
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  4. CK011885 Win User

    Windows 10 Key does not activate on new PC

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Jul 11, 2019
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