Windows 10: Windows 10 Pro reactivation after hardware change

Discus and support Windows 10 Pro reactivation after hardware change in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello! I recently replaced my Processor/Motherboard/RAM on my Desktop PC and now I can't reactivate my Windows 10. Also, I get the error 0xC004F025... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by xGeMx, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. xGeMx Win User

    Windows 10 Pro reactivation after hardware change


    Hello!


    I recently replaced my Processor/Motherboard/RAM on my Desktop PC and now I can't reactivate my Windows 10. Also, I get the error 0xC004F025 in the activation window (where I press Troubleshoot). After I select the device I am using, and pressing Activate, it says "We can’t reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later.". Only problem is I've been trying it since yesterday to no avail.


    I had a Windows version 8.something originally, then upgraded to the Windows 10 Pro version so I guess that makes me a digital key holder. Although, I would have to find where I put my old key since it's been such a long time.


    Hope some of this helps, and thanks!

    :)
     
    xGeMx, Aug 10, 2019
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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, Aug 10, 2019
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  3. Motherboard change unable to reactivate Windows 10 Pro -


    I have searched this topic and everything seems to be almost a year old. This is a homebuilt machine circa 2015. It started with an ASUS FM2+ motherboard with an AMD A5600K processor. It was Windows 7 Pro, upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro then to Windows 10 Pro.
    Saturday the motherboard died. An exact replacement could not be located so a Gigabyte card was installed. No changes to the hard drives. Booted the machine and Windows automatically started and then did a "revert" then installed the latest updates. C Drive was in the red so I deleted all of the old install files using Windows Clean-up. Went to reactivate, checked the significant hardware change and entered my MS account information - The computer (none of my computers) were listed and now it is telling me that I have to spend $200 to buy a copy of Windows 10 Pro.
    Have not yet called Customer Support as the computer is at home and I work during the day -
    I do have a disk image or two that may be a year old -

    Suggestions - should I just shell out the $200 and move on

    TIA
     
    Mickey53usa, Aug 10, 2019
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  4. cereberus Win User

    Windows 10 Pro reactivation after hardware change

    Motherboard change unable to reactivate Windows 10 Pro -


    Activate using windows 7 pro key.
     
    cereberus, Aug 10, 2019
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