What can i do. To find out which you need see what activation method do i use product key or digital license in activate windows 10.
Press win i hold down the windows key on your keyboard and press i or open your start menu and click the gear icon.
How to activate windows 10 after changing motherboard. To re activate windows 10 after replacing a motherboard follow these steps. To activate windows you ll need either a digital license or a product key. Before the upgrade go to the settings tab and change the account to a microsoft account rather than local account.
Reactivate from within windows 10 first click the start button followed by the gear icon located along the start menu s left edge. Hello replacing motherboard is crucial hardware change. You would need to re activate using steps mentioned in this support article.
Alternatively you can reactivate it by following the tips. My windows said that i don t have a license. To re activate your windows 10 on a new hardware you must use the activation troubleshooter available starting from windows 10 1607 anniversary update.
Microsoft has never actually wanted to explain exactly how the hardware based windows activation process works. If your account is already linked you ll see windows is activated with a digital license linked to your microsoft account under windows on the right. Log on to your computer under your msa with local administrator privileges.
Click on update security. To reactivate windows 10 after a hardware change use these steps. Then use the following info to help you successfully prepare for a hardware change and reactivate windows 10.
Click the update security tile. Upgrade the motherboard cpu. How to reactivate installation after hardware change on windows 10.
Click update security. If you installed a retail copy of windows 10 on your device using a windows 10 product key and then made hardware changes follow this same process using your windows 10 product key. I lost my activation key.
Select the start button then select settings update security activation change product key then enter the product key. Hello i hade activated windows 10 and office home student and yesterday i bought new motherboard. This opens the settings app.
When reinstalling windows 10 after a hardware change especially a motherboard change be sure to skip the enter your product key prompts while installing it. For windows 10 microsoft gives a help tutorial reactivating windows 10 after a hardware change.