Windows 10: Windows transfer to new motherboard

Discus and support Windows transfer to new motherboard in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I recently upgraded my motherboard as it was a good deal during black friday/cyber monday sales. I'm trying to use my product key that I've been using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by AndyQ1, Dec 2, 2021.

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    Windows transfer to new motherboard


    I recently upgraded my motherboard as it was a good deal during black friday/cyber monday sales. I'm trying to use my product key that I've been using for my past 3 computers now, but currently it doesn't work and said my product key is not valid. My product key is a OEM key and I think digital, this is my product key that came with my pc from way back in 2014. So, I'm not sure why it's not letting my activate my windows.

    :)
     
    AndyQ1, Dec 2, 2021
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  2. Reactivating Windows 10 with new motherboard

    Plugging it into the new motherboard should be enough, but create a recovery drive in case you need to perform a startup repair:


    The fact that you don't have a license key concerns me. If Windows 10 came preinstalled on your computer, you can't transfer it to a new computer or motherboard. You will need to purchase an entirely new license.

    Learn more about transferring licenses:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 2, 2021
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  3. transfer windows 10 to new pc?

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:


    If its a retail license, learn how to reactivate:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 2, 2021
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  4. Windows transfer to new motherboard

    Transfer ssd with windows 10 to a new motherboard

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

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    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:

    http://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-window...

    If its a retail license, learn how to reactivate:

    http://www.groovypost.com/howto/activate-window...

    Your system might not boot, so, I recommend you have reinstall media ready, which you can use to perform a startup repair:

    Step 1: How to download official Windows 10 ISO files

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

    Step 2: create a bootable copy

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...

    Perform a startup repair:

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/fix-windows-10...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 2, 2021
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