Starting with the , Microsoft introduced the ability to link your activation information with your Microsoft account. If you already use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10, this process happens automatically. Machine was already imaged to the anniversary version, 1703 I think, and functioning. As usual, proper activation has little to do with proper licensing. Even if you upgraded from a retail copy of Windows 7, 8, or 8. We are running into a new issue after the Anniversary update that we haven't experienced before.
I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue. It really doesn't matter how you installed Windows 10. Was Windows 10 activated before re-installing it? Should you link your Windows 10 digital license to a Microsoft account? It was kind of a hassle but i was still able to install Windows 10. Still, it might help if you signed into the same Microsoft account after installing Windows 10 on a system with new hardware attached. And I understand that, but running the activation again with a valid Key such as a volume license key should restart or reactivate the device. My hardware hasn't changed any more than a network card went from a wireless g card to onboard lan to a wired network card , and the install is legit.
So returning to 7 and reupgrading is only option assuming 7 is a retail licence. I go through the troubleshooting. Just to double check, please confirm my assumption. This is no longer the officially encouraged way to reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change now that the automatic troubleshooter is here. This new feature doesn't change the fundamental way that Microsoft's activation servers work. For me it started working after like 10 to about 15 or 20 tries.
It is one of the many benefits of using volume licensing. Just launch the Contact Support app included in Windows 10. The answer now appears to be yes, thanks to changes made in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14371 these changes will also appear in the , which drops in July. Discussion in '' started by ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗΣΜΑΚΡΑΚΗΣ,. At least not in brazil.
But because Windows 10 uses digital licenses instead of traditional product keys, many of you are probably wondering if your free upgrade will remain in effect if you change major parts of your computer's hardware -- specifically, the motherboard. Pat As a responsible member of the community, please mark the reply that has resolved your issue. I was talking about keeping the license valid, not about your activation issues. I have not yet been able to test the manual linking process. What I did was I clicked activate and after it was done I just tried again. I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue.
But those free Windows 10 upgrades don't use a product key, so they require a different way to store the details of each upgrade license on the activation servers. I was pretty confident you'd be able to get it to activate. The free Windows 10 license Microsoft is providing to upgraders works differently. But there are two situations in which reactivation can stumble. I have a system with a 775 Motherboard and an activated copy of Windows 10 which is connected to a Microsft account and password.
They didn't give me the windows dvd,only a recovery dvd wihtout an activation key. You get a limited of activations, but can request additional activations should you run out. It will attempt to find and solve activation problems. Your real key for each machine is in the cloud linked to your Microsoft Account. Was the Windows 7 installation one that was originally on the computer or was it a retail version? Later, if you need to reinstall the same edition of Windows on the same hardware, with the same product key, activation happens automatically. This can help you reactivate Windows using the Activation troubleshooter if you make a significant hardware change later, such as replacing the motherboard. The procedure for upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is far from obvious, involving generic product keys that aren't officially published.
Thanks,good answer, hopefully no problem I guess I will have to do the new build and hope for the best. Ryan4307 wrote: What about device cloning? Select your device in the list, tick the option This is the device I'm using right now and click on the Activate button. Just try to activate it multiple times and it will work. Wondering if anyone else has had this issue and how they solved it? The error 0xC004F211 doesn't go away. The key itself is fine and I can activate other machines with it. That was 5 to 6 years ago. I guess we need a double check from Chris Microsoft on this.
Why can't I activate Windows 10? Microsoft this week announced a seemingly minor change to its activation rules for Windows 10, effective with the Anniversary Update coming this summer. If your copy is legit and registered, then it should activate. For warranty repairs that involve motherboard swap out they'll reactivate the license. Microsoft considers replacing the motherboard to be activating a new device let's face it- at that point, it practically is. Am I to understand that moving the hard drive between those 2 devices isn't licensed? Along with the suggestions provided by Greg, you can also refer the steps below. Don't know what to do now I had a legit activated copy of windows on both my devices home pc and laptop and I have a microsoft account which I used to log in on both of them,even after the change as soon as I opend the pc with an internet conection I had to log in with the same account. I just did my moms dell last week.
The Windows license is associated with the device hardware. I got into online chat with Microsoft and the guy there could see where I had a license and since he couldn't figure out why it wasn't seeing it on my end, he just issued me a new license and activated it. Question: Are you reinstalling Window 10 on the system? All you need to have had was a genuine version of Windows 8. That's where linking the digital license to a Microsoft account comes in. I still have it in mint condition. If you need to reinstall or do a clean install, use the same Microsoft Account as the original upgrade. This is an old thread.