If you have already used a Microsoft account to log in to your digitally-activated Windows 10 device, your account will be automatically linked to the digital license on that device. Dell S2719dgf Monitor Member of Nashville based R. After first boot I found that my pc was not activated anymore. Discussion in '' started by jpob5,. It booted up and when I signed into Win 10 it automatically activated the new system.
When I worked as a tech at a boxed store I know I never had any problems calling them up on the automated line. Also have a X64 bite version of Win7 disk. Sign into the Microsoft account you want to link you may need to enter the password to your local account as well. It should be activated right? I have a laptop that was originally running Windows 7. Before changing the Motherboard, was Windows 10 activated? I've only ever used the Product Key on this computer too. I cannot find any of my old product keys, and I never had a physical one for my copy of windows. Because I replaced the drive with.
As long as you're only using the software on one machines at a time it should activate. I've had windows 10 since the first week it was given out as a free upgrade. Hope this helps in resolving the issue. Do I just need to remove the old to be able to activate? The motherboard died so I decided to replace it rather than go to the expense of a whole new machine. Type About, and click it. I will contact Windows and hope for a new key but they are closed until Monday so I just wanted to confirm that there is no type of limited time of use or something like that.
It was in a bundle build and I do not have. If not, where is this hard disk? You just need to activate Windows 10. Any help appreciated Thanks The product key should be with the box you recieved windows in when you first bought it. Why can't I activate Windows 10? New Motherboard, Windows 10 activation Hi Austin, Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I mean with reactivating it with hardware replacements? I changed my motherboard and. To change Windows 10's product key using Control Panel. I just replaced my motherboard.
The Windows activation is stored in the motherboard not the hard drive. It come back with this error message. Windows showed I need to activate Windows again if I right click my computer and go to properties, so I did and now it shows it is activated. But because Windows 10 uses digital licenses instead of traditional product keys, many of you are probably wondering if your free upgrade will remain in effect if you change major parts of your computer's hardware -- specifically, the motherboard. Meanwhile, we recommend that you deactivate and uninstall your Windows 10 Pro license from your old motherboard and reinstall it back on your machine using the steps below: Step 1: Check your your Windows 10 Pro product key using Windows Powershell or Command prompt. And so I'm posting the problem here. By mistake I also deleted my old device registration from my windows account.
Unfortunately its now not allowing me activate Windows. I installed a new motherboard today different brand and make and since then my Windows has been failing to validate. Windows showed I need to activate Windows again if I right click my computer and. At least, I can't do it on message boards like this. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. After recovering, Windows was not activated and I can't use the troubleshooter to remediate. Here is my question, when 10 is released will I have to reinstall my windows 8 and activate it and than install windows 10 and activate it? I then also updated Microsoft security essentials and all the windows updates thinking it might trigger the error again but nothing shows up.
I had an Asus Eee mini with Win7 that I upgraded and I use the term loosely to Win10 a couple of years ago when it was free. I checked my devices online in my Microsoft account and it is showing a device for both the new and old motherboards. Can I re-use the product key from my previous MoBo? It never asked for anything. I hope this helps you! I bought a new Motherboard which I installed and now I can't activate my Windows 10 again. I upgraded to Win 10 for free from 8. Although, the fact that I said that could get me in trouble because it's obvious what I'm saying.
So, I don't know what you're facing here, but don't be surprised if it's really not activated. This uninstalls the product key of the current Windows edition. After a restart, the system will be in an Unlicensed state unless a new product key is installed. Let us know if you need further assistance. It says that I can't activate because I don't have a valid license, but I can run the troubleshooter and it asks me what device I want to activate Windows on.