New motherboard -- lost windows activation

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by svoec, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. svoec

    svoec MDL Novice

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    had windows 7, from dell OEM activation, upgraded to 10.
    pulled the CD key out of 10, (been up for ~8 months)
    installed a new motherboard this weekend, along with a re-install of the OS.
    bios matches previous SLIC2.1, but no go on the Activation of the new install.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #3 LatinMcG, Feb 28, 2016
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    or use win 7/8 key.

    problem with using old Genuineticket.xml is wrong board and it expires.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Slic2.1 keys won't work, they are afaik oem:slp keys, only oem: non slp keys will work.

    You have to get a new HWID for the new configuration or use an appropiate win 7 key (on sticker).
     
  5. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    OR... since it was a legitimate and legal upgrade and activation he could just pick up the phone and dial MS and give them the challenge code and enter the response code and get it reactivated.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Let us reserve that option for after the 29. of june ;):D
     
  7. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Microsoft activation phone number (888) 571-2048, Call them and beg, tell them you just lost your leg, your wife just had a baby, and your dog just died, lol
     
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  8. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    They are very reasonable the first time. The 10th time is when you need to get creative.
     
  9. kuroda

    kuroda MDL Senior Member

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    ...Someone could say or explain,why activations made by telephone can not be visualized the key of instalation by softwear like pkey? i see this... bbbbb bbbbb bbbb...
     
  10. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    You need to do the same process. Install 7 then upgrade. Or, install 7, generate new genuineticket then clean install 10.
    Your new motherboard has a new hwid so it's different. ie, you network controller has a different mac address...
     
  11. lobo11

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  13. svoec

    svoec MDL Novice

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    Flipp3r was right --

    using the SAME key, I reinstalled win7, did the win10 upgrade. used the tool to grab the win10 key.

    then wiped it all, and did a fresh install of win10, and it activated perfectly.
    MS has a HW ID for each machine using a specific key -- if your HW id isn't in their system, attached to the key -- it won't activate.
     
  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    #1 Install w7 in a second partition or on a VHD

    #2 boot to serven and activate it with daz loader

    #3 generate your ticket as described here

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ut-going-through-the-complete-upgrade-process

    #4 reboot on w10 and follow

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...rade-process?p=1163446&viewfull=1#post1163446

    #5 once w10 is activated you can delete the W7 whd, or delete the w7 partition and enlarge again the win 10 one
     
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  15. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    @kuroda
    What OS are you on, I believe for pkey you have to start with Win 7, if you have Win 10- does Belarc advisor may tell you your key:D
     
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  16. kuroda

    kuroda MDL Senior Member

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    ...Lobo11...i install here the program,but i can not see the key yet...i dont know what happen... only activations made by telephone occurs this...but thank you by your assist ^^... O.S Windows 10 Professional 10586.104
     
  17. lobo11

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    It's should be on their somewhere at the bottom, I don't have it now, But will install it real quick and see if it does, are you on Win 10?
     
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  18. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    It works on mine Win 10 about half way down under Software Licenses:worthy:
     
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  19. kuroda

    kuroda MDL Senior Member

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    ...Yes i have a Windows 10 TH2 Pro,you activated by telephone call M$?You can see the key?...o_O
     
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    #20 lobo11, Feb 29, 2016
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