Windows 10: Windows 10 Pro product key stopped working after changing hardware

Discus and support Windows 10 Pro product key stopped working after changing hardware in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently built a new pc with completely different parts, and installed windows on it using the product key I have been using for years. But then it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by AlexSavander, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Pro product key stopped working after changing hardware


    I recently built a new pc with completely different parts, and installed windows on it using the product key I have been using for years. But then it told me that the product key is invalid and that I should purchase windows?

    :)
     
    AlexSavander, Aug 20, 2019
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  2. Comp Cmndo, Aug 20, 2019
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  3. tigger Win User
    Should I buy Windows 10 Home or Pro?

    I bought a win 10 pro oem key for £25, changed my motherboard and cpu, and reinstalled windows, and it activated automatically. So I would say why not buy pro?

    From here-
    Buy Windows 10 Professional license online - Softwaregeeks.co.uk

    Was near enough instant delivery of key by email, and it activated on my original install, and on a clean install with changed hardware. Can't say fairer than that for £25
     
    tigger, Aug 20, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 Pro product key stopped working after changing hardware

    Windows 10 Product Key

    Hi Oscar,

    Since the laptop has no battery compartment wherein the product key is usually located, we recommend that you follow these steps to find your Windows product key:

    • Press Windows + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Enter this command: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
      and hit Enter.

    Also, if you're looking to reinstall Windows 10 after a hardware replacement, we recommend that you follow the steps provided in this

    article
    .

    Let us know if performing these steps resolved the issue.
     
    Dennis Mop, Aug 20, 2019
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