Windows 10: Windows 10 reactivation after new motherboard install

Discus and support Windows 10 reactivation after new motherboard install in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi Everyone, My PC was pre-built by Digital Storm. I ended up having to update some hardware including my motherboard. Now, I'm encountering an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Spencer Ingram, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 reactivation after new motherboard install


    Hi Everyone,


    My PC was pre-built by Digital Storm. I ended up having to update some hardware including my motherboard. Now, I'm encountering an issue when trying to re-activate my license (which should be tied to my Live ID). When I get to the activation page in settings, the initial error is "Windows reported that no product key was found on your device. Error code: 0xC004F213". When I click on Troubleshoot below that, I get a message stating "We weren't able to activate Windows on this device". I then click on the I changed hardware on this device recently link. That results in another pop up with the error "Something went wrong. We're working on it - try again in a little bit", followed by a Trace ID. I've tried 2-3 times a day for 2 days with no change. Is there any way to resolve this error?


    Thank you in advance,

    :)
     
    Spencer Ingram, Jun 30, 2019
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  2. CK011885 Win User

    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, Jun 30, 2019
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  3. WhyMe Win User
    New Motherboard and Reactivation


    I **think** that if you are replacing a broken motherboard with an identical replacement then you have a good chance of successfully re-activating your current Win10 installation

    Once you have installed your new identical motherboard to replace the broken one I recommend you do the following:
    • Speak to a Microsoft Activation Customer Service Representative on the phone.
    • You will be able to get the phone number via the activation screen in "Settings"
    • Clearly state that the motherboard used to initially activate Windows 10 had failed and needed to replaced
    • Clearly state that this is a repair and not an upgrade
    • Clearly state that you are replacing a defective motherboard with an identical like-for-like replacement (same make and model)
    • Clearly state again that this is definitely not an upgrade of your existing hardware


    FYI, I have successfully re-activated previous versions of Windows after replacing a broken motherboard with an identical make and model. I used the method to ensure success.

    If you are not 100% clear in the way you are expressing your self then you may not be successful. ie They will not re-activate if they believe you performed a major hardware upgrade

    Good luck.
     
    WhyMe, Jun 30, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 reactivation after new motherboard install

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    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
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