Ed Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows 7 forum 25 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions Dennis January 6, 2017 06-01-2017 Teclast TBook 16 Pro Hybrid Dual-Boot Tablet Review and Giveaway Teclast TBook 16 Pro Hybrid Dual-Boot Tablet Review and Giveaway James Bruce January 3, 2017 03-01-2017 Its been 2 weeks and still nothing. by edweather / March 29, 2015 4:22 AM PDT In reply to: We will. ..........I found a Windows key on the bottom of the computer base. check over here
What I didn't know was that there are 2 different activation keys on OEM installs: The first is used in the factory, and that only works once. So sounds like all I have to do if I have any issues is tell activation that I recently updated hardware and should be good and if not contact support 0 It identifies a specific device, not a person.When you use a product key to activate Windows for the first time, that installation ID is recorded in the activation database alongside the You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.(...)August 20, 2015 Rick P. http://www.howtogeek.com/226510/how-to-use-your-free-windows-10-license-after-changing-your-pc%E2%80%99s-hardware/
It still hasn't activated. That hash is reportedly not reversible and is not tied to any other Microsoft services. Read More , replacing the hard drive How To Install A New Hard Drive To Replace An Old One How To Install A New Hard Drive To Replace An Old One Their suggestion, buy their service plan so that a technician can try to fix this issue that happened after one of their updates.
Click Here to Join the Discussion Tweet Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around computer geek. The new feature allows you to access the Activation Troubleshooter quickly to re-activate your free upgrade copy of Windows 10. This post convinced me to try using the support app, and sure enough, the tech confirmed my previous windows 8 product key was valid and with the information in my Microsoft Windows 10 New Motherboard per thier instructions on an MS chat session.
He said that they would not allow any sort of activations over the phone for hardware changes, regardless of the circumstances. But is there more to the story? by R. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.
Windows 10 reactivation after motherboard swap? Windows 10 Digital License More Windows 10 resources For more help articles, coverage, and answers on Windows 10, you can visit the following resources: Windows 10 on Windows Central – All you need to know Some folk want to scare others.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thanks Rob by edweather / April 3, 2015 6:38 AM PDT In reply to: I've had a Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I think it's OK in this case.
Why Windows May Become Non-Genuine Windows becomes non-genuine after some hardware changes to prevent you from taking a copy of Windows tied to one computer’s hardware and move it to a Thanks. How To Upgrade Motherboard And Cpu Without Reinstalling Windows As for me? Windows 10 Hardware Change Just after official release last August, I replaced my HDD and I did have activation problems.
During an upgrade, the Windows 10 setup program confirms that the underlying copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is properly activated. check my blog However, if you call and ask nicely, Microsoft may allow you to move an OEM version of Windows to a new computer — that’s their prerogative. Then it should activate the install when it completes. Many components are simply soldered on to the motherboard and others, though technically replaceable, are restricted by technical skill and cost. Windows Is Activated With A Digital License Linked To Your Microsoft Account
Your last method using the activation tool worked. Shared to you: #plus.google.com/113990216221163079769/posts/iuuYmjB12Jv Reply K G Smith June 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm Ok.. This sounds almost the same, except if we have issues (ie, we don't know our key) they send us to a different tech support rather than the automated dial-in which assumes this content Published 08/11/16 DID YOU KNOW?No matter how fresh you'd like your breath, don't brush right after a meal; acids in food and drink temporarily soften the tooth enamel for approximately an
You'd follow the same procedure if you wanted to "move your license" as you would follow to "change your motherboard"...contact Microsoft to get your license details straightened out. How To Transfer Windows 10 To Another Computer I'm not just going to bend over and take this **** anymore. 0 3 weeks ago Reply gcx hi, i have problem when i get to actual reactivation it says "We Your computer isn't running a genuine version of the operating system.
The procedure for upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is far from obvious, involving generic product keys that aren't officially published. I pains me to say that I took the alternative, so that I can have my PC work. This machine has nevernhad an OEM or retail license on it. 0 6 months ago Reply sbcontt Are you sure? Windows 10 License Key The issue is if you buy a mobo from someone else and install it yourself the license doesn't transfer.
Read: Windows 10 licensing - Acceptable changes in hardware. don't be surprised if it is declared non-genuine again at a later date. I have all my computer's set up with local accounts only and don't have a Microsoft account and I recommend this approach to everyone. have a peek at these guys He's also a person who enjoys writing about technology, comics, video games, and anything related to the geek world.
But I'm going to call back tomorrow. You just can’t move that free Windows 10 license to another PC.(...) In "MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS" from promotional Windows 10 say if you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and The file "system.dat" became corrupted requiring a complete re-install of windows. That means you’d have to uninstall the old copy of Windows before you moved it to a new computer.
How do I gain access to a Windows os once the new hardware is installed to even activate/transfer over? Enlarge ImagePhoto by Microsoft To run the Activation Troubleshooter, open the Settings menu and go to Update & security > Activation and click Troubleshoot. January 5, 2017 05-01-2017 Advertisement Related Articles How to Upgrade From Windows XP to Windows 7 or 10 Windows How to Upgrade From Windows XP to Windows 7 or 10 Joe I have looked at loads of sites that give you information but this was the only one that advises you to 'Activate'.