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Windows activation key after hardware change

Q: Windows activation key after hardware change

Hello, I had to completely format my laptop?s hard drive and this caused me to loose the windows 10 activation key that came with it by factory since I didn?t do any recovery files.How can i reactivate the windows using the serial number of the laptop ?

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On Saturday I'm changing my motherboard, cpu, and ram, and I've seen some reactivation horror stories. I'm running Windows 10 that was upgraded from 7 and assume I'll run into those issues as well.
Is there anything I can do to avoid spending hours on hold with Microsoft or buying a new copy of Windows 10?

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Hello everyone,

I have a little question that might be answered before, but I searched in the forums and couldn't it. So sorry if it's already been answered somewhere.

I've upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, from Win 8.1 Pro (retail) at the very first day. Few days after that, I tried clear install and the activation worked fine. Since then everything works OK. Apart from the fact that I can't activate the Windows when I try to use the second bios of my motherboard. It's just not activating for some reason. Never had that problem on Windows 8.1 before.

But anyways, I'm wondering what will happen if I have to make a big hardware change (like changing motherboard or something like that) after July 29?

- Will I be able to activate it using my Windows 8.1 Pro retail key?

If yes; I didn't use that key while upgrading to Windows 10 in the first place, since that option is implemented with the 1511 build. Do I have to use that W8.1 key once, to get it registered or something?

If no; then will I have to call MS Support to get help for activation?

Thanks for the answer already.

A:Hardware Change And Windows 10 Activation After July 29

The free upgrade to Windows 10 was only for a DEVICE running Windows 7/8/8.1. Change the motherboard after July 29th and you will have to purchase a new Windows 10 for it because you have changed the DEVICE. Microsoft NEVER offered to upgrade your Windows 7/8/8.1 license to WIndows 10 - only the DEVICE running Windows 7/8/8.1.

Windows 10





Qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 devices can upgrade for free.



Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft






1 Windows Offer Details

Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; internet access fees may apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own.

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I just got a notice that says I need to re-validate my Windows within three days because of a recent major hardware change. However, I've made no changes to my system whatsoever; the hardware it came with when I purchased about a year and a half ago is the same hardware I'm using now.

However, this is not the default OS that the computer came with when it was manufactured. I bought it used, and Windows 7 was put on it with a disc. I don't have the activation key for my Windows, but I did a check and it is genuine.

Is there anything I can do to fix my problem?

A:Windows Prompting for Re-Activation, no hardware change

I'm no expert but I do know what the experts will want to start off with.

Please complete this tutorial by Brink so the experts can look at the log.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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HiMy laptop came originally with Windows 8.1 but after a short period of time the hard desk broke so I took it to a technician who replaced it by new one but I think that he have installed ingenune version of Windows 8. I didn't know anything about it back then so I upgraded to Windows 10 and everything was working fine until yesterday when a screen pops up saying that Windows will expire soon, I tried to activate it but couldn't do so! It refuses to activate and says there must be a digital license. What should I do? Should I downgrade to Windows 8? How to do so in simple steps? I  couldn't find a simple guide to recover my laptop to factory settings. Is there an easier way to activate Windows 10 without downgrading to Windows 8 other than purchasing a product key? How could I find Windows 8 product key and if I find it can it be used to activate Windows 10?  Thanks.

A:ideapad z500 model 20202 - Windows 10 activation problem after hardware change

Hi Ammola,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
One way to activate Windows 10 legally is to buy the product key if you have not availed of the free upgrade from Windows 8. But if you have upgraded your Windows 8.1 to Win 10 during the free upgrade, the system board should automatically be recognized for activation. 
 
Another way is to use the same Microsoft account to log in to allow Windows server to transfer the Windows 10 license key.
 
An OEM preloaded machine have a genuine product key registered to Microsoft with the original operating system that came with it so you have to reinstall Windows 8 (directions here). The Win 8 keys are embedded on the systemboard and are solely for its own version so you can not use it for Windows 10.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards
 
 
 

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Hi,

I installed Windows 7 Pro retail upgrade on my computer that I put together myself 2 years ago (MSI motherboard and Intel Core2 Quad). About the time I got everything installed and working I started to have problems. First I bought a new hard drive, then it became apparent the motherboard was faulty. I had to move the SATA cable around on the MB to find a connector that worked.

Along the way in solving these problems, I installed Windows 7 multiple times and think I activated it 2 or 3 times. The last time I had to activate it was after moving the SATA cable to a different connector on the MB. That required activation by phone.

Now I have ordered a new motherboard, CPU and RAM but am hoping to be able to use my existing hard drive with Window 7 installed on it. If this doesn't work, I will have to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 and all my apps again. This time there will be a new CPU and MB, but same hard drive. I am pretty sure Windows 7 will have to be activated again. How many times do they let you do this? Is there anyway I can let Microsoft know ahead that I am going to be making more changes? Thanks.

Zaffer

A:activation after hardware change

I dont think that would do any good.. just telephone them and explain your problem, and you should be ok ... A suggestion .... start making images of your system drive and you wont have to worry about activating your OS....

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I have a full RETAIL version of Windows 7 Pro and have been testing it on my current Core2duo rig. I unticked automatically activate online and it has been counting down the days and reminding me to activate. I switched on today and got a message saying windows had successfully activated.

Not to impressed as I was intending to revert to WinXP Pro on my existing rig and install Windows 7 Pro on a new i7 system I am buyng early in Jan.

What are the consequencies of this activation on my current system? Do I need to do anything before I revert to WinXP Pro?

A:Change PC hardware after activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EasterEEL


I have a full RETAIL version of Windows 7 Pro and have been testing it on my current Core2duo rig. I unticked automatically activate online and it has been counting down the days and reminding me to activate. I switched on today and got a message saying windows had successfully activated.

Not to impressed as I was intending to revert to WinXP Pro on my existing rig and install Windows 7 Pro on a new i7 system I am buyng early in Jan.

What are the consequencies of this activation on my current system? Do I need to do anything before I revert to WinXP Pro?


The full retail version entitles you to install on as many machins that you like (only one at a time). There should be no problem installing the way that you suggest. However, there is a possiblity that you will have to talk to a technician, if problems are encountered. But that process, is painless and after a few minutes on the phone you will be ready to surf.

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I just recently got a message that wants me to re-activate windows (Vista home premium) due to a hardware change. When i follow the steps, i get a message telling me the key is already in use (by me i guess). The link for help is pretty useless and i was hoping if anyone else has experienced a similar problem?

Cheers
Schwizer

A:Hardware change requires re-activation

Hi schwizer,

Your going to have to do the phone activation from Microsoft. Just select to talk to a operator and explain what you did and they'll activate it for you. You must only have it installed on one hard drive

Hope this helps you,
Shawn

Quote from MS:
To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:
1. Click Control panel, point to System, and then click Activate Windows.
Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.
2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

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Hi all,

I would just like your advice before i proceed

I have bought 2 new 320gb hdd's to replace my 200 ones...one to be a clone....i use the xxclone programme (in xp but will try it in vista)

My question is about the activation key..i have heard a lot about people reinstalling vista and then having a nightmare trying to reinstall it as the activation key doesn't work....is this true?

Would it be better me actually cloning from the 200 gb drive straight to the 320 to save any reinstalling..will there be problems doing this?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Vista Activation/Hardware Change

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OK so I am trying to activate Windows 8.1. I have a mac, and this is different hardware than the first installation.

I was given these instructions to activate on my old machine.

For any Product Key activation issues ,

phone Activation Method could be tried :
Type-in "slui 4" without the quotes in the run box and follow the instructions.
 

For error 0XC004F061 :
Type-in "regedit" in the run box without quotes , access the location :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

Setup\OOBE and on the right pane , right-click on MediaBootInstall and change the value from 1 to 0.
Run the command prompt in administrator mode , and execute the command "slmgr -rearm".
restart the computer and try to check for the activation status and if still not activated , try to activate again.

Is it possible to activate, given I have a new computer, without calling Windows?

edit: in the registry OOBE directory I created a new file called MediaBootInstall, all to no cigar.

A:Windows 8 activation, new hardware

What sort of key do you have? I have a retail key (an upgrade from 7 ultimate to 8 Pro) and did not have to do any of that when installing on my Mac. I just installed 8.1 using the generic key and then activated by typing in the upgrade key on the "Activate Windows" screen.

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Hi,

A question about upgrading to Windows 10.

Before the free year expires, if I upgrade to Windows 10 from existing Windows 8 Retail on my current PC, upgrade it (new M/B, CPU etc) and then install existing Windows 8 Retail on the new setup, will I still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 again for free?

Thanks.

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What happens post July 29th 2016 if my hard drive (or MoBo) crashes (as it just did) & i must use a new hard drive or MoBo: if mobo, will windows 10 ask for an activation code since there is new hardware installed? If yes, what will I use?

If a new hard-drive is required & I did not make a disk image copy - will I have to go back to my Window 7 disk to install W7 & keep W7? Is there way to reinstall W10 (free upgrade) post July 29th 2016 with an activation code for W10?

If new mobo is installed will W10 ask for an activation code? If yes, what will i use? Or even If i complete an image copy restore - after new hardware install will W10 ask for an activation code?

Thank you
Thinger

A:hardware crash - windows 10 install - activation question

After July 29th:

For a hard drive replacement, a clean install of Windows 10 will activate itself from the digital entitlement stored on Microsoft activation servers from the first upgrade. When the Windows 10 installation asks for a product key, just click "I don't have a product key", "skip", or "do this later".

For a motherboard replacement - if it is an upgrade, then you will either have to go back to your Windows 7 (if it is a retail version) or pay for the upgrade to Windows 10. If the motherboard replacement is the exact same model and replaced due to malfunction of the original, then call Microsoft and they will probably activate Windows 10 on the new motherboard for you for free.

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Hello.
I got my ASUS notebook back from repair, and it said Windows wasn't genuine. I knew it was genuine, because I had passed validation before.
I phoned Customer Service at Memory Express, where I had gotten it repaired, and where I had purchased it in the first place, and they didn't know what was wrong.
Today, I realized that I had experienced this problem before, and both times it happened after updating the clock, which was somehow incorrect. I had a hunch that the hardware clock somehow affected validation, and went into the BIOS to fix it. After updating the hardware time, I attempted validation again, and succeeded.

If anyone else has this problem, Windows suddenly failing validation, try changing the hardware clock.

A:Incorrect hardware date affects Windows activation

Yes Windows has did that several times on other computers over the years i have had it installed on!

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right changed my motherboard and thats all, plugged everything in where its meant to go... turned on pc
something about boot device changed came up, i pressed f1 to continue, came up with password screen and my background.

nothing else popped up after logging in other than something asking my to activate windows :S

its already bloody active!

what does this mean, have i lost all my old documents etc.from my HDD? or what? help

if i re-build my old set-up will my HDD still be okay?

thanks alot
 

A:windows activation after motherboard change

If you change a hardware device you will have to re-activate your Windows installation. Call Microsoft & explain the situation. They'll see if it's legit & give you a new one.
 

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I was told the Product ID is not unique. Is the Key different?
Is it subject to change? And how about a clean install?
Am I correct that that is what is found (encrypted) as DigitalProductId in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion?

A:Is the windows activation key unique? Subject to change? Where is it?

I'm not sure as to the registry entry, but the Product ID is not unique to different users. The Product ID is like a model number or version and is used to describe the platform, build, and version of Windows.

The activation key (aka product key) is unique to each person because it's like a "password" to unlock and activate windows, and is not subject to change. If you purchased a computer straight from the manufacturer with Windows pre-installed, there should be a sticker somewhere on your machine with the 25 digit product key listed.

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Hi guys. I am trying to change the product key for my windows 7 PC however when i click on the option to do so under computer> properties I am getting the error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file". Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thankyou

A:Windows activation error (change product key)

Hello Kaamo,

Make sure you are following the steps correctly: Update your Windows product key - Windows Help

Are you trying to change the product key while on an administrator account or not?

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton

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Hi,

3 days ago I update my HW (MB, CPU, RAM & SSD), so after reinstalling all drivers and after couples of reboots I was awaited by this message on desktop "Activate Windows, go to setting and activate windows." so I do that I go to "Settings/Update & Security/Activation" there I select "troubleshoot" and than select "I change hardware on this device recently" and after that I get message "Unable to Activate Windows / We can't reactivate Windows as our servers aren't available right now. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again."

What can I do next, has anyone have any solution?

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I while back I put a new hard drive in & swapped out a stick of Ram for a bigger one in a Toshiba laptop (OEM Key) at the same time.

I had to re-activate it by calling Microsoft up and do the phone verification to get the confirmation ID.

It has been activated without issues for a while.

If I do a clean Windows install now will my original Product key work correctly or will I need to go through the phone verification again each time Windows is reinstalled on this machine?

I don't have the conformation ID characters when I did the phone verification.

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Activation after hadware change and clean install later on

You normally only have to do the phone confirmation the first time you activate - and around the 5th time (end every 5th time after that).

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My Windows 7 Machine has been running very slowly since I disconnected my SATA DVD drive. I went to put it in another machine for a bit, to install Linux on it, and when I powered the Windows 7 Machine back on, it was extremely slow in startup and use. It ran the CHKDSK diagnostic, and rebooted, still very slow. Safe mode produces the same results.
 

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Hi! I browsed the forum but I did not find this feature highlighted.

It is not a recent feature , it came with AU but I discovered it yesterday and not many people know this on other forums

So I want to give you a reason to use a MS account !

If you change even the MOBO, following this guide , you don' need to pay for another W10 license .

Spoiler: Guide
When you make significant hardware changes, such as replacing the motherboard or hard drive, Windows 10won't be able to identify your computer correctly, and as a result, the operating system won't activate.
Previously, if your installation of Windows 10 lost its activation due to a hardware change, you would have to go through the tedious process of contacting Microsoft customer support to re-activate, which is not an ideal solution.

However, Microsoft is now simplifying the process. Beginning with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can link your Microsoft account (MSA) with the Windows 10 digital license on your device. The new feature allows you to access the Activation Troubleshooter quickly to re-activate your free upgrade copy of Windows 10.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll guide you through the process to link together your Microsoft Account and digital license, and the steps to use the Activation Troubleshooter to re-activate the operating system.

How to link your Microsoft account with the digital license

Use the Windows key + Ikeyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.
Click Upda... Read more

A:How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change

Thanks for sharing. I did this when I upgraded all my PC's from Windows 8 to Windows 10.
 

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Hello, Iíve got a bit of an annoying problem I hope someone can help me with.
I had some spyware that made my computer believe that my cd and hard drive were disconnected. I removed the spyware and then my computer recognised the drives were connected, however windows believed this to be a dramatic change to my hardware and demanded that I reactivate windows and gave me three days to do so.

I ignored it and now the three days are up and windows wonít let me log in without activating windows. I didnít think this would be a problem since I have my product key, but when I put it in for activation, it says that it has been activated as many times as possible and if I want to activate it on a different machine I need to purchase a new license key, which is incredibly unfair and I refuse to do it.

I tried phoning Microsoft and explaining the problem, but they said that since it is a OME key they canít do anything about it, and I will have to ask those who supplied it. I called them and they say there is nothing they can do since Iím out of my warranty period. I only got the thing a few months ago! How long is the bloody warranty?!

Anyway, I have no idea what I can do now, does anyone have any suggestions? Iíve worked out a way of using my computer, but it means I have to live without a task bar, which is rather inconvenient. Can anyone help me please?
 

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So about a week ago I bought a new CPU & mobo because my other ones died, and after I put the new parts in I have to activate windows again. I was given 2 options: ring a microsoft number and give them a long code over the phone or enter my product key i was given when I bought windows a few years ago. Putting in my product key doesn't work, and it prompts me to buy another (nope). I have just rung the number and given them my code and i got told i either need to buy a new product key or ring customer service and see if they can sort it out. Thought i'd try here first. My mgadiag is below.

Cheers, Jesse.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MCRW2-FGD6G-FY4DF
Windows Product Key Hash: RhdbxLS8US54DzK/Wd9yxcqxdH8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8703395-31198
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {2554BCD6-26F5-4C7E-8720-EEAF182F18C3}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Can't activate windows after change of hardware

Was it an OEM version of Windows?

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Hi!
After I upgraded to Windows 10, I changed my motherboard and now I get the message that I need to activate Windows, after which I get the message that the present activation key is invalid. And off course: buy a new key in Store!
Microsofts support pages leave no option for "calling in" as with Win-7/8 and do not mention anything else but get in contact with Microsoft Support, which in turn return my mail.

Anybody have a solution for this mess
Kurt
 

A:Windows 10, activating after hardware change

Hi!

First, backup all your files. Then you need to do a clean install with Windows 7 or 8 with your genuine key. After that, upgrade once again to Windows 10.
 

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After my motherboard died I have installed new Skylake hardware so obviously my windows 10 installation wants to re activate. In my previous experiences of this I have phoned microsoft to explain my predicament and they supplied me with a new activation code. Now after talking with support this is no longer possible and I have to go back to 8 or 7 and re upgrade. Unfortunately I dont see an option to rollback to 8.1. Do I have to start again from a fresh install of 7 and then upgrade back to 10?

A:Activating windows 10 after major hardware change help

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Did Microsoft support tell you that you should go back or is that what you think would help? I am asking, because I am not so sure that your Windows 7 or 8 license (depending on what you previously had) is still valid... I don't want to scare you, but I always thought that after you upgraded to Windows 10, you would no longer be able to use the basic license for the old system (except in the 30 days go-back period maybe).

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I own a Pavilion x2 Notebook with a 64 Gig SSD.  It came with Windows 8.1 but it now runs Windows 10 - of course.  I have decided to upgrade the SSD to 256 Gig.  I have purchased the proper module (a Sandisk).  I recently contacted Windows support to enquire about the procedure for validating the OS once I make the hardware change.  I wasn't sure how it would work since my Pavilion x2 has the Product Key embedded in the BIOS.  Microsoft informed me that because I would be making a hardware change I would require a new Product Key (in other words my Notebook's existing Product Key would be "blocked").  I was able to retrieve the Product Key from my Pavilion x2 (the OEM and Installed keys - what's the difference??). Does anyone have any experience in this area?  Once I replace the SSD and perform a clean install of Windows 10, will the BIOS-embedded Product Key validate the OS or will it reject it?  Since I am NOT buying an HP SSD (with preloaded OS) and since my Pavilion x2 is now long out of warranty?  Will I really have to pay over a hundred dollars for a new Windows OS license? Thank you in advance for any advice/help. Francis

A:Windows Product Key Validation After Hardware change (New SS...

Hello, If your computer initially arrive with Windows 8 and if it was later upgrade to Windows 10 [note upgraded from 8 to 10, not clean installation of 10], then you no longer need product keys. Your computer's Win 10 lic is activated using new activation method called Digital Entitlement.  Digital entitlement will automatically activate your PC as long as hardware configuration is the same. I cannot comment on behalf of Microsoft but to my knowledge and what it used to be, SSD/HDD change is not usually considered huge change. I am not sure if Microsoft support understood you well, but SSD change is not considered huge change - it happens on daily bases and there are hundreds of people who replace faulty HDD/SSD with new ones and reinstall Windows. However, you may need to verify this with MS support. More info >> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12440/windows-10-activation>> http://www.thewindowsclub.com/digital-entitlement-activation-methods-windows-10>> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO You can now download an ISO image from Microsoft web site [make sure you download the correct version/edition] , use it to reinstall Windows, do not enter any product keys and eventually it should activate itself without codes because it will detect the same product, same motherboard, same serial number, same hardware configure despite bigger SSD. There is a new feature in Windows 10 coming with the latest... Read more

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My AMD based system died back in late November, this happened without me being able to prepare the system for a major hardware change. This weekend I finally got around to building a new system based on Intel. I have two HDD's which are fully accessible and healthy as far as I can tell with CHKDSK. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with Service Pack 1. I have a retail OEM DVD.

The system has tried and failed to repair itself. I tried using the install DVD to "upgrade" as a means to repair but the installation utility complained about a wrong version. I'm confused about that as I thought Windows Seven remained on Service Pack 1.

I can get to a utilities screen and to a command prompt. I don't know how to proceed from there in order to put the OS back in a generic drivers state from which I could boot into the GUI to then install the correct drivers for the new hardware.

I want to repair this but if I am forced to I will go out and purchase 8.1 and use that as a repair means. I really don't want 8.1 at this time as I am waiting on 10 to be released. I also don't like "upgrade" versions which might be required in this case (I don't know). I always purchase full versions.

I'm also wondering if the new UFEI architecture might be an issue as I got the following message when I was exploring possible options:




Quote:
Windows can not be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only b... Read more

A:Forced hardware change, Windows can't repair itself

Are you saying that you're trying to start Win7 on different hardware? If so boot free Paragon Adaptive Restore CD (provided) to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD

If Win7 was installed to legacy BIOS on MBR disk, then first enable Legacy BIOS or CSM in BIOS setup. There may also be a setting for Legacy First to boot. Then make sure the Win7 disk or System Repair Disk is booted as a non-UEFI device. Surely you noticed that you were booting the disk now as a UEFI device.

If there are further problems report back exact error message and at which step, along with all BIOS settings choices for CSM, Legacy BIOS, EUFI, EFI, and BIOS Boot Priority. Confirm that Secure Boot is disabled in Security tab.

You may need to reinstall to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

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Windows 7 will not start due to a recent hardware or software change.
Startup Repair :
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201009
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 11
Problem Signature 07: BadPatch

Computer says a bad patch is preventing computer from starting.If I must do a complete system restore and loose everything, what is this bad patch? So I don't install it.
This is my Fourth complete restore because of this problem .
Any help would be appreciated .
Thankyou

A:Windows 7 will not start due to a recent hardware or software change.

Hello Stembob, welcome to SF and sorry it took so long. It is very busy here!

6.1.7600.16385 this patch(es) has to do with a usb port/connection. Did you connect / change anything?
Could you fill in System Specs please?

Test if you can boot in Safe Mode? Safe Mode

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I have a dell laptop and Windows Vista, this morning I got a message to get some updates, i decided not to restart my computer then but to choose to postpone for 4 hours...
After a couple hours ( while my comp had been off), when I turned it back on
I got this message (which I normally do and just go right through it)


windows has failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Start up Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally

Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally

Seconds until the highlighted choice will be selected automatically ...
Description, fix problems that are preventing Windows form starting


Except this time it keeps sending me back to the same message no ,matter what I choose. If I go for the first one : Launch Startup Repair (recommended) it goes right back to it even if i wait the 30 seconds thats supposed to start it automaticallly.
And same tihng If i go for thre second one, it starts restarting but comes back. so im pretty much stuck! help !!!!

A:Cannot Start Windows. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.?

Does your Dell have built in diagnostics? If so, run the hard drive test.
If not, try the suggestions in this post: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

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hi everyone i am facing the below issue and want immediate solution.
my laptop details:

dell studio 1435

when i am formating my laptop with windows7 usb drive it completed 85% and after that i am geeting the below error:
windows boot manager

windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix problem:
1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. choose your language settings, and then click "next."
3.click "repair your computer."


if you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.


status: 0xc000000f


info:A required device is not connected or can not be accessed.

Enter: Os selection

when i click on enter it go to another window where it shows us to press F8 but when i m pressing f8 it goes to same error window.

1) when i restarted it start with dell logo i press F2,F12,F10 all three i have press to open bios setting but nothing works it will go to same window so now i a not able to get into windows bios setup

2) i tried to format it again as my dvd writer does not work so i tried with usb when i restarted my laptop it does not load the files and agin redirect to the same error window.


so i have tried all these things to solve the problem but nothing works:(

please help me to solve the problem.Thanks in advance :)

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Hi and welcome to TSF please see this Microsoft Store Online

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I have a small Acer laptop with windows 7 starter edition on it. (actually its my son's). It suddenly would not boot up saying "the error windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause" i have tried every option and nothing works. i have tried the erecovery management and it just sits and loads. i am not the most computer savy person and cannot really afford to take it in to get it fixed. What can i do to fix this?

thanks for any help
 

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Hi all,

I have a HP110 netbook running Windows 7 starter.

For the last few days when I switch my netbook on it sticks at the HP screen for around 5 mins the screen then goes black and then I get, the following message: Windows Failed To Start. A Recent Hardware Or Software Change Might Be The Cause. It then goes on to attempt a startup repair. I can then get onto windows and everything seems fine until next time I switch the netbook on.

I have tried a system restore which did not seem to make much difference. I decided in my desperation to try a restore factory settings but when it came to backing up my files it was not showing my external drive as an option so I decided to not do this yet.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be grateful. I do not think that it came with any restoration disc with it being a netbook. I am not sure what else to try.

A:Windows Failed To Start. A Recent Hardware Or Software Change Might Be The Cause

Hi and welcome to TSF do you see hp recovery manager or similar on the netbook this may allow you to make a recovery disc using a usb dvd drive,have you tried running sfc/scannow or chkdsk

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After a power failure my windows 7 system will not boot....tried startup repair 3 times also from the dvd. all safemodes will not boot, when the windows animation starts the cpu restarts. also system restore to an earlier time fails. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 64 failed to start a recent hardware or software change

Hello and welcome jbarrio mate am just wondering if you has surge protection on when that power went out? If you did well what exactly can you boot into?

If you have access to another machine maybe make a bootable Ubuntu disk set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive and see if it will boot the Ubuntu if it doesn't do that seems like there maybe is a hardware problem of some sort.

Thank you | Ubuntu < download and burn to a CD and when / if it does boot choose just the run NOT install - there are two options. Once in there you can go about checking drives out and access the net via the Firefox etc.

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I am receiving the following error message since reseating my memory sticks - 'windows failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.'

I tried lots of different solutions that I found online and finally decided to reinstall Windows 7. I initially installed it from a bootable USB. Even though I set the pc to boot from USB in the Bios, it isn't reading it.

I have tried different ports. And I have checked the USB on another computer - it is reading it.

Any help would be mightily appreciated!
 

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Hello

I am having the same issue as a lot of people on this forum, but I followed the instructions as best I could (I am not computer savvy!) and I still havent fixed the problem. I am running Windows Vista on a Toshiba Satellite L305D - S5934 system unit. If someone could tell me how to check my other specs, like RAM or any other relevant information then I can provide that if its useful.
So I have had this issue quite a lot where on starting up my computer the error message says Windows fails to start and gives the options to launch system repair or start normally, and usually it fixes the problem itself. But I havent used my computer in a few months and now that i have turned it back on, neither options work and I cannot run in safe mode either. Also I cannot do a system restore.

I went into the command prompt and typed rstrui.exe /OFFLINE:C:\Windows and it said the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. I then ran chkdsk C: /f and it said this type of the file system is NTFS, volume label is SQ004720V05. then it verified files and when it was complete 3456 large file records were processed with 12 bad file records processed, 0 EA and 60 reparse. then it verified indexes and while in the middle of doing this it said an unspecified error occurred.

Can someone please help me, I really do not want to reinstall windows as my files are not completely backed up and I do not have a recovery disk for Vista.

THANKS!!!!
 

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hello to all who read this .first of all this problom was from a stupidently dum thing ive done.i downloaded a 5gigabyte virus.lol on utorrent and then my pc froze after the download was completed.i restarted it after and it went into system recovery then i clicked next and next and whatever.so i had an option to restore it back to factory condition and it would delete all my downloaded files so i said ok because there wasn't anything really important of mine i wanted anyways.so after i did it went fine .untill i went to shut it down for updates.then it went back to system recovery. every time i recovered it i had only the one option to restore it back to factory condition.so ive tried a stupid thing and formatted it and i did.so now every time i turn the laptop on this message appears in a black background





1:windows failed to start.a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.to fix the problem:
insert windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2:choose your language settings,and click NEXT
3:click REPAIR YOUR COMPUTER.
if you do not have this contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

FILE:\BOOT\BCD
STATUS:0X0000225

info:an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


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if anyone can help me i would really appreciate it. i have as well made a bootable recovery disk as well if it ... Read more

A:windows failed to start.a recent hardware or software change might be

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?




   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create



Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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hi everyone i am facing the below issue and want immediate solution.
my laptop details:

dell studio 1435

when i am formating my laptop with windows7 usb drive it completed 85% and after that i am geeting the below error:
windows boot manager

windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix problem:
1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. choose your language settings, and then click "next."
3.click "repair your computer."
if you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
status: 0xc000000f
info:A required device is not connected or can not be accessed.

Enter: Os selection

when i click on enter it go to another window where it shows us to press F8 but when i m pressing f8 it goes to same error window.

1) when i restarted it start with dell logo i press F2,F12,F10 all three i have press to open bios setting but nothing works it will go to same window so now i a not able to get into windows bios setup

2) i tried to format it again as my dvd writer does not work so i tried with usb when i restarted my laptop it does not load the files and agin redirect to the same error window.
so i have tried all these things to solve the problem but nothing works

please help me to solve the problem.Thanks in advance
 

A:windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to

Seems like if the disc is not working all the way, it may be an error on your cd/dvd disc. However, you could have an issue with the drive. To find out if the drive is an issue, go into the bios and make sure you can see your HDD. If you can, then the problem is likely with the disc/ cd rom. Try using an external cd/dvd rom to install / format your device.

I hope this helps.
 

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Last night I went to bed and my computer was running. I woke up this morning and I had an error "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might have caused the issue after you install Windows Updates " I imagine my computer auto updated in my sleep and the update broke my computer. Anyways...

I am given 2 options.

1) Launch Startup Repair.

I select this option, the screen says "Windows is loading files..." The bar at the bottom fills twice. The screen immediately goes into the windows screen, but the logo does not appear only a small loading bar. After like 1 second I am immediately taken to the screen where I would select my profile, however there are no profiles or buttons. Just the blue background and the resolution appears to be slightly different than what I would expect it to be. Also my cursor is there.

2) Start Windows Normally.

The "starting windows" screen appears and the windows logo shows up and does its animation. After about 15 seconds, I get a BSOD for like a split second and the computer reboots.

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Other things I have tried involving Advanced Boot Options.

1) Repair Your Computer.

Exact same results as Launch Startup Repair.

2) Safe Mode.

The "Loading Windows Files" process begins. After about 30 seconds, it stops at "Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\CLASSPNP.SYS" It sits on this line for about 30 seconds. My computer then BSODs and... Read more

A:Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might ha

Please fill out your systems specs completely. That information helps us help you. See the link below for a tutorial on how to get your system specs and post them.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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I've been having this problem for 2 days on my Acer aspire 1 netbook, one night i turned off my netbook and then i turned it on the next morning and now everytime i turn it on i get this black screen that says:

Windows has failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem.
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.Choose your language settings and then click "Next."
3.Click repair your computer
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status:0xc000000f
Info:The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I don't have an installation disc and my netbook does not have a disc slot
I cannot even go into safe mode, and everytime i click repair it brings me back to the black screen!

Can someone please help i wanna use my netbook again this is really frustrating

i have the option of reinstalling windows but that would delete everything

A:Windows has failed to start.A recent hardware change..my netbook??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by meh1992


I've been having this problem for 2 days on my Acer aspire 1 netbook, one night i turned off my netbook and then i turned it on the next morning and now everytime i turn it on i get this black screen that says:

Windows has failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem.
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.Choose your language settings and then click "Next."
3.Click repair your computer
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status:0xc000000f
Info:The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I don't have an installation disc and my netbook does not have a disc slot
I cannot even go into safe mode, and everytime i click repair it brings me back to the black screen!

Can someone please help i wanna use my netbook again this is really frustrating

i have the option of reinstalling windows but that would delete everything


You need to make an Ubuntu live usb to boot up into to back up all of your data and then you will have to reinstall. First you are going to have to download the Ubuntu installation image onto another computer: Desktop | Ubuntu

Then, follow this tutorial on how to create the usb: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In.../FromUSBStick/

After that, you will need to reboot your system and set it to boot from the usb flash drive. Don't presss anything unt... Read more

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BSOD happened today and was wondering was there a solution for this problem. I don't know why the issue has come up as now.

A:Dell Inspirion 1525 BSOD No hardware change or software change

Welcome to the forums Neoco,


Code:
BugCheck 116, {fffffa8057088010, fffff8800482dcb0, 0, c}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for igdkmd64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for igdkmd64.sys
Probably caused by : igdkmd64.sys ( igdkmd64+23cb0 )

Code:
Usual causes: Video driver, overheating, bad video card, BIOS, Power to card
This bugcheck indicates that the graphics card driver has attempted to reset the graphics card, but failed to do so within the allocated time interval, and therefore caused a timeout with the following Stop Code 0x116. More Information - Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) (Windows Drivers)

Please follow these steps:STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
Note: Please do not hesitate to ask if you have problems or concerns with the troubleshooting steps within the listed guide.

Update:


Code:
0: kd> lmvm igdkmd64
start end module name
fffff880`0480a000 fffff880`04ddd500 igdkmd64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: igdkmd64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
Image name: igdkmd64.sys
Timestamp: Wed May 06 19:22:19 2009 (4A01D55B)
CheckSum: 005D8353
ImageSize: 005D3500
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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Hi

I recently stopped using a wireless card and changed to the onboard LAN. On removing the wireless card widows informs me that Windows is no longer activated and i can't seem to activate it using the methods give. I can solve this by replacing the card, but i still use the LAN. I have not tried the option to call MS yet.

1. Is there anyway to solve this without calling MS, I really want to remove the card?


2. If I change the main hard drive will i get the same issues over again?

Windows 7 64Bit

Thanks

VooDoo

A:Activation after hardware changes.

Hi,

You should still be able to activate as long as you don't change the motherboard (I'm assuming you use an OEM licence).

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool:

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions


Regards,
Golden

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Hello.

I am using Windows XP Home Edition & all is well. I have activated & registered the operating system.

I recently resized the partitions of my hard drive using Partition
Magic & upon reboot I had a message along the lines that I would need to reboot again for Windows XP to recognise the changes.

I now want to add another hard drive & change my CD ROM drive for a DVD drive. I have heard that Windows XP only allows so many hardware changes before it locks out the user & I don't want to end up in this position.

Can anyone shed any light on this matter? Is it safe for me to make the proposed changes & what do I do if I do get locked out?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Best wishes.
 

A:New Hardware & XP Activation.

Many thanks for your swift reply.

Best wishes - keep up the good work!
 

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I have a new motherboard bundle being delivered tomorrow and have a quick question re Win 10 activation. My current license is linked to my MS account, and I understand that I should be able to use the new "activation troubleshoot" option in settings to get things working with my new hardware. So far so good.

Anyhow, some while back, I followed a guide (on this site, I think) that allowed me to set Win 10 to automatically log me into my MS account when booting into Windows, so no need to manually enter password. My question is, is this likey to cause issues following the hardware change? Would I be better off logging into a local account before starting the change over?

Any/all thoughts appreciated.

Cheers,

Cliff

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I have a Lenovo Desktop which have Windows 7 Professional on it running for 2 years.

Suddenly, it fails to boot into Windows and show below error messages:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

If I click "Start Windows normally", it just hang and reboot itself and continue this infinite loop.

I searched and tried below methods but none of them help. Please see if there are any other ideas. Thanks.

- Run automatic repair tool
- Run chkdsk tool
- Run sfc /scannow
- Follow instructions in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
- Reinstall Windows 7 Professional

A:Error: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change

Hello Faith now as you have done those tests and reinstalled it really points the finger at some new hardware or perhaps something going wrong with the original hardware and I am thinking of the hard drive for example it is going south then it might well cause the problems you describe.

So have you renewed the drive or added any external drives or mice or suchlike recently or say within a month? I am leaning more to the drive failing to be honest and if you can get it to run then use this
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate
Now if you cannot get the machine to power up to do that have you got access to another machine? because you can use a USB to SATA adaptor to hook it up to another computer and run that test making sure you have the target drive (your Lenovo one) marked down for testing. See my pic of the adaptor.

Now another thing I have to ask is really obvious I suppose but has the machine been dropped, spilt on, had something dropped on it or exposed to extreme temperatures recently? ie left in hot car?

I am just trying to cover all bases here so bear with me.

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So here's my dillema. I'm sort of a novice in the hardware department. I've successfully swapped out hard drives and disc drives and transferred my mobo from an old case to a new one before so I recently attempted a more indepth overhaul. Namely, when my old computer died from what was likely a video card or motherboard fail (power still worked but there was no monitor display or POST beep anymore) I decided to swap out the old stuff for new and better parts.&nbsp;
My PSU and case along with my 250 gb hard drive and my two dvd rom drives are fairly new, so I'm replacing the motherboard (from a nine-year old God knows what to a ASUS P5KPL-AM SE), processor (AMD Athlon64 to an Intel Core2Duo), RAM (PC133 to DDR2), and vid card (my old GeForce 2 for a new PowerColor HD4850). Running XP Home.
The build went successfully from what I can tell, though I'm not entirely certain how to hook up the IDE ribbons correctly when I have two DVD Rom drives since there are only three connectors and I have three drives plus the mobo connector.
Anyway, when I fired it up initially I got nothing. There was power, but I got a POST error (one long beep followed by two short beeps). Since I figured it might be that my old PSU isn't putting out enough power to supply this massive new video card, I removed the card to see what would happen.
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A:Problems booting windows after major hardware change (IDE drives not recognized)

you must reinstall windows on the new setup from scratch. Any major hardware changes will require this. Windows configures itself and is registered to the mobo and components. Also windows is licensed for only one system at a time.

A BIOS beep is indicative of hardware failure or incompatibility. Read my guide here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic95391.html

To retrieve data you will need to use your drive in another system as an external device. Use a usb to IDE adapter.
 

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I have 4 systems to maintain - all had Win7 Ultimate 64bit, and all upgraded (free) to Win10 Pro successfully. Toward the end of this year, all 4 systems will have new motherboards, CPUs, memory and possibly SSDs.

I understand that major hardware changes will cause a deactivation state in Win10 (although I never had any issues with Win7 and hardware upgrades). It would be nice to just pop the old SSDs into each new system, do a few driver updates and be done...

I have seen references that the Win10 upgrade was ONLY good for the hardware it was installed on and you will have to purchase a copy of Win10 for your new hardware. I have also seen references that all you have to do is call MicroSoft, explain about your new hardware and reactivation should not typically be a problem.

I know I can start from scratch and put the original 7 on all of them and then do the free Win10 upgrade again, but this is tedious and I will likely lose most, if not all, of the third-party software (and games) that I had installed across the systems.

So the question is: has anyone done a major hardware upgrade after a free upgrade to Win10 from a valid Win7 / Win8 and successfully reactivated (assuming you were prompted for a reactivation)?

A:Activation after new hardware upgrades?

If you put in a new motherboard and CPU - it is a very BAD idea to move the old Windows installation over to it anyway due to the major differences in drivers that will result.

But, if you really want to try it that way - replace all the components and put in a blank hard drive or SSD. Install Windows 7 to it. Upgrade to Windows 10. Make sure that is activated. Then either put the old hard drive back in or clone the old hard drive to the new hard drive/SSD. The old Windows 10 should calculate the same Hardware ID for the new components as the upgrade Windows 10 did and will retrieve the activation from the activation servers that was pushed when you did the Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade prior. Maybe. Worth a try.

If you previously had Windows 7 retail licenses and product keys, read the Windows 10 upgrade EULA and notice that it says that retail licenses are supposed to upgrade to retail licenses and retain transferability, but in reality they upgrade to OEM licenses of Windows 10. Push the issue with Microsoft and they might give you retail Product Keys for Windows 10.

If you had OEM licenses for Windows 7 before, then it violates the EULA to transfer those Windows 7 (and resulting Windows 10 upgrades) to the new systems created by a motherboard and CPU upgrade.

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I have Windows 10 Pro activated on my desktop SSD. I now plan to upgrade the motherboard, CPU and RAM but keep the same SSD and peripherals. Will my 10 Pro remain activated after the upgrade automatically or is there some process I should carry out before the upgrade?

A:Activation and hardware upgrade

The board change will be an immediate dismissal of the present activation status. You should plan on treating the new board as if you were moving the SSD into another system in that regard. To see 10 reactivated if you should decided to follow the advice given in another thread I can point you to where the discussion was on moving the OS drive into an entirely new build with the same copy of 10 on the SysPrep tool is utilized to prepare Windows by stripping things down to the basics as well as seeing all board drivers for that make and model board removed first in preparation for the new board. The thread is located at: Solved Moving HDD with Windows 10 into Complete new PC. - Windows 10 Forums

You can try to follow the steps in the guide mentioned on the thread there or plan on seeing full clean install of 10 which if only the board is changed and not the same with any expansion cards and other devices could only require a fast call into MS to see the existing copy of 10 reactivated. Remember you are still seeing a major hardware change and the call could easily prevent the need to buy a new product key for 10 if you had originally gone with the free upgrade offer.

If you had already replaced the upgrade install with a clean install or followed the Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First guide board drivers being removed and later replaced along with calling into MS is the quick way. For insuring the absolute best results with the new board in ho... Read more

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