Windows 10: Windows 10 Pro wont reactivate on my new computer after replacing it and keeping same Hard...

Discus and support Windows 10 Pro wont reactivate on my new computer after replacing it and keeping same Hard... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My old PC died, wont even boot. I used to own Windows 7 professional and had the free upgrade to Windows 10, I have reinstalled windows 10 on my old pc... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Minakovic, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Minakovic Win User

    Windows 10 Pro wont reactivate on my new computer after replacing it and keeping same Hard...


    My old PC died, wont even boot. I used to own Windows 7 professional and had the free upgrade to Windows 10, I have reinstalled windows 10 on my old pc in the past with my digital license without any problems, now I'm unable to active it on my new pc, I have tried a few times with the trouble shooter and the hardware change it always failed, I decided to login the to Microsoft page and saw both computers, the old dead one and the new one, I deleted the old one, still can't reactivate my new pc, it's like the information is stored in some sort of licence manager at Microsoft and it just won't update. Any suggestions ?

    :)
     
    Minakovic, Jan 15, 2020
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  2. 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, Jan 15, 2020
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  3. cereberus Win User
    Motherboard change unable to reactivate Windows 10 Pro -


    Activate using windows 7 pro key.
     
    cereberus, Jan 15, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 Pro wont reactivate on my new computer after replacing it and keeping same Hard...

    Replacing Hard Drive & Windows

    When you upgraded from a previous version of Windows or receive a new computer preinstalled with Windows 10, what happened is the hardware (your PC) will get a digital entitlement, where a unique signature of the computer will be stored on Microsoft
    Activation Servers. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key.

    Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. It will automatically reactivate.
    You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have a key and Do this later.

    There is no need to know or get a new key, but if you have issues with Digital Licensing or the Activation Troubleshooter, you can utilize an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key
    you already ownto reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2: How to: Perform a clean install of Windows
    10


      • The copy of Windows 10 you download and upgrade from will correspond with the edition of Windows you have installed, if it does not, this is why you might be experiencing problems activating:

    • Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8.0 Core, Windows 8.1 Core
      will install Windows 10 Home

    • Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.0 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro
      will install Windows 10 Pro
    So, make sure you reinstall the correct edition of Windows 10.

    You might be able to recover the data from the old hard disk, see:

    How
    to recover data from a non booting hard disk


     
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 15, 2020
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