How to use the troubleshooter to re-activate Windows 10 After linking your Microsoft account with the digital license, you can use the new Activation Troubleshooter to re-activate Windows 10 after making a hardware change on your computer. You can be banned if you conduct yourself like that here. Meanwhile, with Windows 7, you didn't have anything worry about because Windows will reactivate after your upgrade. We will not tolerate any kind of incitement to action against anyone, nor will we allow the posting of information that can be used to harm others celebrities or not. I contacted support and they gave me the motherboard spiel, and implied I was out of luck without a product key.
You will then have to purchase a full retail Windows 10 license. I am getting a Ryzen 5 2400G, but not to replace my i5-3570k. For example, integrated graphics drivers, or some other onboard or add-in device has a driver that screws things up when the new mobo is installed. I recently had the opportunity to upgrade the hardware in a box running Ubuntu. You'll have to correct them, but things still boot up even with completely wrong chipset drivers, sound, graphics, etc.
If it didn't, an automated phone call to Microsoft was all it took to get back up and running. At command prompt, type the following command and press Enter. Modifying Registry in an improper way may result in serious issues. This is a personal experience, but if you have windows 10 installed, then you wont have to do a clean intall. Right click on the command prompt result and select Run as Administrator. Does this mean if I upgrade my motherboard after using the free upgrade I would lose my Windows 10 license, and then have to go buy a copy of Windows 10, or would I be able to simply enter the key from my old 8. If you have any other windows, you will have to do a clean install! If it does, then im cool.
The universal restore feature provided by will allow users to restore Windows system to another computer with dissimilar hardware. Upgrade, and tell Windows 10 to reactivate. At this stage you may also want to remove your video drivers, since they'll likely need reinstalling anyway. Now power down and do what needs doing, namely the hardware installation. Once that reboot is out of the way oh, you'll be doing a fair amount of rebooting launch Device Manager devmgmt.
So, it's exactly what you need after replacing your computer hardware but don't want a fresh install of Windows. Nothing like this was done. I guess that's a more general question too. But then came Windows 10, your only option was to reinstall everything including the license. In the Search box type: cmd or command prompt 2. Boot to Windows 10 normally. Call Microsoft and yell 2.
Wait until the conversion is completed. These are the actual, and transferrable, full versions. The post is based on an excellent thread on the same topic, which everyone who's contemplating a motherboard swap should check out first. When we do giveaways we do it within the bounds of our subreddit and only for subreddit members. You don't expect a repeated work of reinstalling them all, right? It seems it figured it out on its own. We're here to give answers.
So, really, the amount of pain you're going to have to go through depends on what license you have. Use the magic answer of zero when it asks how many times this product has been installed. When you finish with the modifications, highlight the key you created before e. So I am looking at a Core 2 Duo model E7500. You can change this later after your upgrade and re-activation is complete. Can you swap motherboard and have windows if you got a windows product key, not windows linked to your account? Seems like Windows 10 got that resolve, dont know how. I can tell you that by running sysprep it will take all of the hardware settings out and require you to re-enter your key, which will cause a reactivation.
From what I learned so far from your post, that should work fine. I will never buy another Dell again! You just upgraded your puter without reinstalling Win 10 + everything else! While at Ars we take great measures to make sure we're not spewing drivel, your particular system may not react predictably, and we can't accept any blame for that. All other requests for donations monetary or otherwise are not allowed as per rule 8. I do not know how much sysprep has changed with Win 10 but is how you do it with windows 8. The problem comes when you want to change that hardware and windows cant boot because it does not have the drivers it needs to handle thath new hard, and cant download it also, because, of course, it cant boot.
Users part of the Insider program can use this tool starting with the release of or later. When the troubleshooter is done, you can click on the link at the bottom: I changed hardware on this device recently: Next, sign in to your Microsoft Account again as shown in the screen capture above. I did a mobo upgrade and processor at the same time and got everything in and connected. But it isn't It shows as retail version Also it's linked to a digital account Sent from my Redmi Note 3 using Tapatalk Click to expand. Cpu,ram,gpu etc will stay the same.