Windows 10: Windows Digital License after a change of hardware

Discus and support Windows Digital License after a change of hardware in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello! Today i built a new PC where i basicly scrapped everything but my old SSD. To make sure i could use the same windows in the new build, i... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by sebastianjonsson, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Windows Digital License after a change of hardware


    Hello!


    Today i built a new PC where i basicly scrapped everything but my old SSD. To make sure i could use the same windows in the new build, i connected my windows license to my new account. Now in the new build i can't activate my windows account. When i troubleshoot the activation it does not detect the new PC. But when i log in to my microsoft account via a webbrowser it detects the pc. I need help!

    :)
     
    sebastianjonsson, Nov 19, 2018
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  2. Uninstall (delete, remove) the Windows 10 digital license from old hardware, after reactivating it on new (similar) hardware, after hardware change

    Hi,

    I recently was able to reactivate my Windows 10 digital license on new (only on similar, same type laptop to laptop) hardware, by linking my Microsoft account. I followed the steps mentoned in

    Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change
    .

    I find that the old hardware, still has an activated digital license of Windows.

    I need to uninstall the digital license from the old hardware, in such a way that it will not activate, on its own, and will not invalidate the digital license on my new hardware, at all.

    Please advice me, as I would like to transfer my digital license to my new hardware, completely, and permanently. I require my old hardware to not be having the digital license, at all, and the digital license to be completely deleted from it.
     
    Vikram S Ramani, Nov 19, 2018
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  3. Installing a digital license after hardware change

    Activation depends on what type of license you have of Windows 7/8/10.

    If Windows 7/8/10 came preinstalled with the computer, that is called an OEM license. For an OEM license, the license dies as soon as Motherboard dies. So essentially it is non-transferable. If that is the case you need to get a new license.

    However, this is not same for retail licenses i.e. you purchased the license through Microsoft store. That does carry transfer rights. If that is the case, please see the below steps:

    Run the activation troubleshooter on the new device using the below steps:

    Go to Settings>Update and security>Activation and run the troubleshooter.

    Select I recently changed hardware on this device.

    Please note that Activation troubleshooter requires you to have digital license linked to Microsoft Account.

    Alternatively, if that does not help, you would have to call Microsoft Support.

    Contact Microsoft using the phone numbers below or use the chat support link(weekdays only)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/405170...

    https://partner.support.services.microsoft.com/...

    Please let us know if you need any assistance.
     
    Sumit (Independent Advisor), Nov 19, 2018
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  4. Windows Digital License after a change of hardware

    Unable retrieve my digital license for windows 10 after hardware change

    Windows 10 Digital License

    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 own to
    reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support

    Reinstall by Performing a Direct Clean Install

    If Windows 10 was already installed and activated on your system, just proceed to perform a direct clean install as described in the following articles.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Nov 19, 2018
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