Windows 10, got free upgrade, until my mobo died. No activation :( Wheres 10Loader :D

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by demoncamber, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. demoncamber

    demoncamber MDL Novice

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    Windows 10, got free upgrade, until my mobo died. Replaced the mobo, now no activation :( Where's 10Loader :D

    My only option was to do a clean install... Which sucks because I just got everything working and installed.... Ugh...
    Options?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    AFAIK you need to do the upgrade process again or use the gatherosstate trick or use a kms solution of your choice.
     
  3. demoncamber

    demoncamber MDL Novice

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    Sorry M$ I really tried to stay legit this time.
     
  4. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    That is very funny. You don't have to blame MS for not being able to activate the new motherboard because, it has been stated you will lose activation when you change it.
     
  5. Aemsa

    Aemsa MDL Member

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    Just install Win7, patch with Daz's and upgrade to Win10, you'll be set in 2 hour tops.
     
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  6. SL2

    SL2 MDL Member

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    #6 SL2, Nov 26, 2015
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    I'd say 30 minutes tops, no reason to upgrade since that's what he actually tries to avoid.

    If you have stayed legit so far you can do it again.

    How about:

    1 - Install W7 on an empty drive.

    2 - Activate with legit key (or Daz)

    3 - gatherosstate.exe, step 1 - 2.2

    4 - Switch to the W10 drive, disconnected from internet (possibly run slmgr???)

    5 - Finish instructions 2.3 - 2.6
     
  7. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    I installed then removed all the install keys, and added a Preview key it was still not activated for 2 days then sudden MS decided to Reactive.
    this was with Pro. and the generic Retail key - 3V66T
     
  8. demoncamber

    demoncamber MDL Novice

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    How'd you add the key? Just buy the activation page in windows or with something else?
     
  9. WaltC

    WaltC MDL Addicted

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    Try Settings/Update & Security/Activation/Change Product Key

    People seem to keep forgetting that with the November RTM 10586 you can use your Win7/8 key to activate
     
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  10. GoNz0

    GoNz0 MDL Novice

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    Do people never think of the simple solution?

    I had this on my HTPC so I pressed start, typed contact support & hit enter. Click windows office and other microsoft apps then choose chat online with a Ms answer tech.

    I explained I had to replace the mobo, they asked for a licence, I said I didn't have it and had qualified for the free upgrade. She then asked me for the invoice number of the new motherboard. It was about 5 years old and 2nd hand so I checked my email and found the 6 year old invoice and gave her that number, a bit random but it did the trick. they then got me to initiate a remote session and another tech installed a brand new retail product key.

    Job done, still legit and took about 10 minutes.