Windows 10: Windows Activation Error after significant Hardware change and going from 32bit to 64bit

Discus and support Windows Activation Error after significant Hardware change and going from 32bit to 64bit in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi all, today I upgraded my ancient PC from an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 to a Ryzen 5 2600, including changing the motherboard, and the boot drive.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by TulkasAstaldo, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Windows Activation Error after significant Hardware change and going from 32bit to 64bit


    Hi all,

    today I upgraded my ancient PC from an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 to a Ryzen 5 2600, including changing the motherboard, and the boot drive.

    With that change I also went from x86 to x64 architecture because the new system includes 8 GB of DDR4 RAM.

    After setting everything up, the Windows activation troubleshooting agent wasn't able to transfer my Windows 10 Pro licence (which is actually linked to my Microsoft account and e-mail).

    Is there any way to transfer this licence?

    :)
     
    TulkasAstaldo, Dec 6, 2018
    #1

  2. 32bit to 64bit

    You can run 32bit Setup from a 64bit desktop because a 32bit program can run on 64bits so a "down"grade will run.

    But you cannot run 64bit Setup from a 32 bit desktop because a 64bit program cannot run on 32bits, so Bilal's reply is correct since the OP is going from 32bit to 64bit.

    When, as in your case, you go from 64bits to 32bits you may find you have a Programs (x86) folder, which a 32bit version of Windows should absolutely not have. There are other anomolies. It is because the 32bit installer cannot remove certain 64bit elements
    of the old OS.

    It is not a good idea to "down"grade the architecture. It is safer to do a clean install of 32bits.

    You may have a confused OS. I have done this (back when 64bit Windows first released) and I have no confidence in the results.
     
    Cbarnhorst, Dec 6, 2018
    #2
  3. Windows10 32bits to 64bits

    Hello i upgraded my windows 7 32bit to windows 10 32bit and already activated. I'm trying to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 64bit but my key isn't working. Can i change the architecture or not? In a post here it says that you can change the
    architecture with this method but isn't working for me.
     
    LeviathanS, Dec 6, 2018
    #3
  4. Windows Activation Error after significant Hardware change and going from 32bit to 64bit

    Change to Windows 10 64bit from 32bit

    I have updated my Windows 7 home 32bit to Windows 10.

    If I were to do a clean install to a new ssd drive of the 64bit version of Windows 10 would I have any issues with activation? or will it only activate a 32bit version?

    Thanks.
     
    RobertMassie, Dec 6, 2018
    #4
Thema:

Windows Activation Error after significant Hardware change and going from 32bit to 64bit

Loading...
  1. Windows Activation Error after significant Hardware change and going from 32bit to 64bit - Similar Threads - Activation Error significant

  2. Windows doesn't recognize itself as being activated after significant hardware change

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Windows doesn't recognize itself as being activated after significant hardware change: TL;DR - Microsoft recognizes my computer but windows doesn't accept it. Hello. I have made a significant hardware change on my computer and successfully activated windows with said hardware according to Microsoft. However, my settings say that windows still isn't activate...
  3. Transferring Windows Digital License after significant hardware change

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Transferring Windows Digital License after significant hardware change: I've significantly upgraded my PC (new motherboard, storage), to the point where Windows 10 doesn't recognise it as the device I had my Windows 10 digital license on. When I go to settings - activation, I get error code 0xc004f213 which states no product key was found on this...
  4. Upgrade windows 10 from 32bit to 64bit

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Upgrade windows 10 from 32bit to 64bit: I have a 10 year old computer with 8GB memory that is capable of running a 64bit OS but it currently has a 32bit version of Windows 10, is it possible to upgrade to a 64bit OS ?...
  5. Activating Windows After Hardware Change.

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Activating Windows After Hardware Change.: I've tried reactivating windows for the past three days after huge hardware updates to my pc to no avail. When i run the troubleshooter and select my device it says it cant be done at this time. I've remade admin accounts, and even tried to type in my activation ID after...
  6. activation after hardware change

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    activation after hardware change: I got a new motherboard and power supply for Christmas, and threw them in yesterday. I didn't change or reset the ssd's, windows did its little driver update thing for 2 minutes, and loaded in. all was well, but now I get this annoying note telling me to activate windows. I...
  7. windows not activating after hardware change

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    windows not activating after hardware change: hi I have upgraded my motherboard from msi to asus prime b450-plus and the cpu has changed from fx8350 to ryzen 2700x and now my copy of windows is not activating can you help ?...
  8. Activation after Hardware Changes.

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Activation after Hardware Changes.: I've recently rebuilt my PC with completely new Mobo, CPU and RAM. However, my HDD is the same and I've just plugged it in straight from my old PC, without using any sort of transfer utility. Windows is now telling me it is not activated , and when I click on "recent hardware...
  9. To change window 10 (32bit) to 64bit

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    To change window 10 (32bit) to 64bit: My flash drive is ready with window 10(64bit) but can not able to instal https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/to-change-window-10-32bit-to-64bit/c8188dbf-6f5d-4ab1-95b0-a37f3d48b1fa
  10. To change window 10 (32bit) to 64bit

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    To change window 10 (32bit) to 64bit: what should I do to upgrade my PC window 10 32 bit to 64 bit my system 64 based processor . Kindly guide https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/to-change-window-10-32bit-to-64bit/873843fe-1bed-453d-842d-51ea2b70676b