Windows 10 Trouble : new motherboard activation problems
Error Trouble : Yes I bought a dell computer with windows 7 Pro. I upgraded to the most recent windows 10 as the updates came out and were free. I recently had to replace my motherboard. Now it tells me the windows product key on my computer tower is invalid?
User : SBennett2
Question : new motherboard activation problems
Update : Last reply July 14, 2021
Solved : Zaki_JM
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Answer : 2 replies
How to Fix new motherboard activation problems on Windows 10?
- New motherboard means a new computer as far
as the product key.
Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.
I understand that you are facing activation issues after changing the motherboard.
Activation helps verify that your copy of Windows is genuine and hasnt been used on more devices than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow.
When installing Windows 10, the digital license associates itself with your device’s hardware. If you make significant hardware changes on your device, such as replacing your motherboard, Windows will no longer find a license that matches your device, and youll need to reactivate Windows to get it up and running.
To activate Windows, you’ll need either a digital license or a product key. To find out which you need, see “What activation method do I use, product key or digital license?” in Activate Windows 10. Then, use the following info to help you successfully prepare for a hardware change and reactivate Windows 10. I suggest you refer to the following article for more information on Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change.
If this didnt resolve the issue, you can get in touch with our Technical Support team and they will help you with the issue. To contact the Activation team, refer the article on Global Customer Service phone numbers to get the support number for your respective region.
Hope it helps.
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