Can't re-activate Windows 10 after hardware update

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Shoonay, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Shoonay

    Shoonay MDL Member

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    Had my perfectly legal W10 activated for couple of years now (build 17763.316 currently) but after changing the motherboard, CPU and memory, and after rebooting everything I didn't even notice it's not activated anymore until the transparent "Activate now" label showed in the lower right corner.
    Tried re-applying my original key - nothing, error 0xc004c060.
    After Googling a few solutions, I tried troubleshooting "recently changed hardware" - nothing.
    Tried calling them with my installation ID - it's not recognized.
    Tried rearming, switching back to the "default" key and re-applying mine - nothing.
    Even managed my M$ account and removed the old PC device...

    Any help appreciated, wouldn't want to format my ssd if there's a chance I could fix it.
     
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  2. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    The key used might have been blocked by the MS. Use windows activation troubleshot for hardware change.
    What version/edition of Windows do you have now?
     
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  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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  4. SAM-R

    SAM-R MDL Guru

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    The one Hardware change in Win 10 that is not allowed is the Motherboard. If you change Motherboard, Microsoft considers that a New PC & you need a new License.
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #5 Enthousiast, Feb 16, 2019
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  6. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    OP still did not say whether using Win10 pro or Win10 home
    run winver to determine win10 version and edition