It is highly recommended to re-check the activation status, even though the Microsoft Help Desk says that changing Hard Disks does not affect the activation. I'm surprised it hasn't, before. Technically, I think that an upgrade to Win 10 is not supposed to be transferable to new hardware, but in the past I did it all the time even tho that was officially not supported depending on who you ask. . I've recently changed the motherboard through failure but now I can't re-activate windows.
However, you will need to call Microsoft, and explain your case to a live human being. If you need additional help reactivating Windows on your device, contact customer support. Since my gaming laptop came with windows 8 initially i had to reinstall that first and then was prompted that i could upgrade to windows 10. I had to call them once for a Win 7 upgrade that was totally legal, and they kinda gave me a hard time. You can get all of those rolled up into one download however. I know that it ties with the hardware and that to re activate it you have to run the troubleshout and choose the option that says you changed hardware.
I am getting a Ryzen 5 2400G, but not to replace my i5-3570k. . Discussion in '' started by ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗΣΜΑΚΡΑΚΗΣ,. Please disregard this post if the first one has come through. The answer now appears to be yes, thanks to changes made in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14371 these changes will also appear in the , which drops in July.
If you didn't add your Microsoft account and link it to the digital license on your device, you won't be able to use the Activation troubleshooter to reactivate Windows after a hardware change. I do not want to do a fresh install since reinstalling everything would literally take weeks. I then upgraded to windows 10 with the free upgrade program and activated the product. You have nothing to loose by calling them. Just to double check, please confirm my assumption.
However, Microsoft is now simplifying the process. So i switched back to the old mobo and processor hooked it all back up and everything came back up so i ran the same command and got nothing just like they did but on the original mobo. Theoretically, you shouldn't have to jump through hoops for it, but in reality, you might have to jump through one, but not too much. The tech was very nice and helpful throughout the process and I gave him 5 stars for his work. Do I just sign in with my microsoft account and it recognises me and upgrades me to Pro? If you have an activated key on your previous version of Windows, you can still use it since it can serve as a Digital Entitlement to your Microsoft account. So the story is that I purchased my.
How to successfully move past this issue Install Windows 10 normally and skip the part where it wants you to add a product key. The new feature allows you to access the Activation Troubleshooter quickly to re-activate your free upgrade copy of Windows 10. If your copy is legit and registered, then it should activate. Which we have done so many times before. After my motherboard died I have installed new Skylake hardware so obviously my windows 10 installation wants to re activate. My expereince in the past has been, you can have all your ducks in a row and Microsoft still makes life difficult.
I want to back to Win 10, but I don't think my hardware change is going to allow it without a key. I got an error that said We cannot reactivate this windows 10 at this time. This is an old thread. Usually the error code 0xC004F213 comes when there is a hardware change done on the computer like Motherboard or Hard drive. Why is it doing this, and how can I stop it? If not, then you will need to purchase a valid Windows 10 key. If the 7 installation media was the retail release as pointed out that should activate without hassles despite the board change especially when not in use on anything else. I wanted to verify a couple of things before I got started….
Scroll down to : How to use the troubleshooter to re-activate Windows 10 Hi, If the product key for your original Windows 8 has been changed by Lenovo, I think the free upgrade with activation will failed. Let us know if you need more help. From here, Microsoft will make sure to activate Windows 10 for you. Additional troubleshooting steps In case your device doesn't appear on the list there may be some things that are happening, and we'll go through those now. In this case you may just need to purchase a license in order to activate Windows 10 in case of motherboard change. I just wanted to see if anyone else had encountered this particular issue.
However, doing this only confuses legitimate users. I upgraded to Win 10. In which case, you can skip the previous steps, and jump to the instructions below. I have a system with a 775 Motherboard and an activated copy of Windows 10 which is connected to a Microsft account and password. Should I just swap the parts out, and try the repair boot to save data? Although, this wasn't an upgrade. You cannot cheat eg use advanced cloning tools that allow you to clone an oem install to dissimilar hardware.
I should have to contact Microsoft every time that happens, should I? In situations where it does not load automatically click on the setup. If I recall it's something in the Win 10 anniversary update that can't use or doesn't see the previous activation string. The lower-tier support people will just try to take the easy way out and hoover up money from you if they can. We recently had to add more to this number due to our annual re-imaging and I thought that might have been the culprit but as I mentioned earlier in this thread I can activate a new machine no problem. We confirmed that systems can be reactivated in these scenarios.