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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       12 Sep 2015 #1

    activation required win10


    Hello,

    I recently changed my laptop's motherboard, and after few days windows is asking for activation. Although prior changing the motherboard everything was running just fine. I upgraded from win 7 with genuine key.
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  2.    12 Sep 2015 #2

    You could try phone activation (type slui 4 from command prompt and follow the instructions). This might work if MS are feeling lenient.

    If this doesn't work and your Windows 7 license is transferable (i.e. you bought it and it didn't come with your laptop) you could install it and upgrade again. Otherwise you'll have to buy a new license as changing your motherboard means you have a new computer in their eyes.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       12 Sep 2015 #3

    halasz said: View Post
    You could try phone activation (type slui 4 from command prompt and follow the instructions). This might work if MS are feeling lenient.

    If this doesn't work and your Windows 7 license is transferable (i.e. you bought it and it didn't come with your laptop) you could install it and upgrade again. Otherwise you'll have to buy a new license as changing your motherboard means you have a new computer in their eyes.
    so do mean when i call i shouldn't mention i changed the MB, would that help
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  4.    12 Sep 2015 #4

    fadi said: View Post
    so do mean when i call i shouldn't mention i changed the MB, would that help
    No, I mean tell them the truth and hope for the best. According to here it should work..

    According to Gabriel Aul, Vice President of Engineering for the Windows & Devices group at Microsoft, you can then contact support from within Windows 10, explain the situation, and they’ll activate Windows 10 for you:
    How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License After Changing Your PC’s Hardware
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #5

    fadi said: View Post
    so do mean when i call i shouldn't mention i changed the MB, would that help
    Hi,

    Just to add to the advice given by Halasz

    If you say the motherboard is an upgrade then they will not activate as you would need to purchase a new license. If it is a like-for-like replacement of a broken motherboard then re-activation is fine. Hasn't got to be the exact same model motherboard, but it must be one of same type/series. (ie not updated technology)

    This of course is only relevant if your original Win7 was an oem license. If it was retail then you simply reinstall Win7 and activate. Don't bother with installing updates or drivers. Then upgrade to win10 again.
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  6.    12 Sep 2015 #6

    WhyMe said: View Post
    If it was retail then you simply reinstall Win7 and activate.
    If it was retail just phone them up and they'll swap your key for a Win 10 one. I just did that.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #7

    oh...that's pretty cool...
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  8.    12 Sep 2015 #8

    WhyMe said: View Post
    oh...that's pretty cool...
    Yeah. I was pleased.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       12 Sep 2015 #9

    I had to replace my the motherboard because it became dead so it was not for upgrade purpose and the license key is oem
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       17 Sep 2015 #10

    I called microsoft activation center and the first rep wasn't helpful. Then called after few days and they helped by transferring my win 7 key to win 10 and they emailed me the key

    thanks guys
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