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[How-To] Reactivating Windows 10 after hardware change (build 14371 and higher)

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With the new build 14371 launched to insiders today on the fast ring (6-22-2016) there is now a way to easily reactivate your windows 10 after a hardware change. The biggest change that would likely cause MS to say you are no longer activated would be changing the motherboard.

 

In the past, if you changed your motherboard, your windows activation would become toast (no longer valid), leaving you with the need to acquire a new license key.  But not anymore with that non-sense. Microsoft finally got something nearly completely right. (cough cough)

 

Build 14371 and higher now allows you to reactivate a pc that has had major hardware change(s) simply by using a Microsoft Account (MSA).  If you find yourself in the situation of needing to reactivate after a change follow the steps below (in nice illustrated image format).

 

Note: It is a very wise idea to create your MSA BEFORE doing the hardware change.  Do this creation of MSA under Administrator account. This will save you a few steps and hassle

 

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Cool, I may need to do this soon!  Thanks Error: Unknown!


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You are most welcome :)


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Great info EU Thank you. ;)


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Excelent news i also might be getting a mew system shortly ( an amd 8 core with a good motherboard MSI )


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at what point do Microsoft finally say this is a new pc and you need a new license? you could just get your new pc and transfer your digital copy

 

This topic should go into windows tips section


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Basically now There is almost NO WAY you can make it a NEW PC. If your Activated with a Digital License,

you simple tell them if they ask what you changed or added or replaced. and the mobo is the most likely. I have done

everything and so far It has be ReActivated.


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