Windows 10 no longer activated after upgrading to Ryzen

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Ian1013, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Ian1013

    Ian1013 MDL Novice

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    I recently upgraded my PC to a 2nd gen Ryzen CPU and new MoBo. After doing that however my windows 10 license is no longer active. I've tried the troubleshooter and picked the "recently upgraded hardware" option and it's basically telling me I'm screwed and have to buy a$120 copy of windows 10. I'm already over budget and this is just unacceptable to me that windows would do this.

    I was referred here by a reddit user and told someone here may be able to get me a legitimately activated as I would really rather not have to use a stolen or generated key. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Any Windows license is valid for one computer.
    New mobo and new CPU = new computer and it needs new license
    Simplest way - install W7 activate with DAZ and upgrade to W10, then You get new digital license and You can do clean install at any time.
     
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  3. Tiger-1

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    yep, simple as water :D:p
     
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  4. Tiger-1

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  5. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Senior Member

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    You can transfer your win 10 home/pro license.Just create an MS account & use that to login after win 10 is successfully activated on a pc via free upgrade method.After that your activated system will show as a device with win 10 license in your MS account.After changing mobo in future simply login using that same MS account & run the activation troubleshooter & your new hardware will be activated by the linked win 10 license in your MS account.
     
  6. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    You can also use a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 key to activate 10
     
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  7. 3zero3

    3zero3 MDL Junior Member

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    There is no need for stollen (few bucks) key.
     
  8. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    nobody said anything about stolen keys from anybody anywhere.
    If the pc was upgraded from 7, 8, or 8.1 the op can use that coa key to validate Windows 10
     
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  9. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    :rolleyes: who don't know yet ;)
     
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If the PC was upgraded from a legit 8.1 or a legit/daz activated 7 SP1 it would have a HWID/DL and when a DL exists you don't need to enter any key, ever again.

    But you can still activate 10 by using working 7/8 keys.
     
  11. 3zero3

    3zero3 MDL Junior Member

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    #11 3zero3, Aug 8, 2018
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    OP very clearly stated:
    Then:
    Clearer now?
    If OP already validated (COA) activation with old motherboard, you cannot do it again with new motherboard.

    OEM license is not allowed to be resold or moved.

    On the other side, I believe OP does not have a brand PC.
     
  12. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    :eek::rolleyes:o_O
     
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  13. GOD666

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    OP if all else fails, this should get your going https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/kms_vl_all-online-offline-kms-activator.63471/ Its meant to be used on VL (volume license) editions, that can easily be obtained here https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...3-ltsb-2016-2015-server-2016-techbench.77028/ I think a lot of us know what its like and how frustrating it can be when you change a single part and suddenly Microsoft demands you pay up. I personally disagree with their policy that a CPU counts as a new computer, when you may have kept every other single piece the same.

    edit: I see you upgraded both (CPU and motherboard). Technically, that would be a new computer.
     
  14. rayleigh_otter

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    #15 rayleigh_otter, Aug 9, 2018
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    I had that within my 1st year of using computers and xp. I was very annoyed because it bought my copy retail. Then i met someone who knows. :cool:
     
  15. ShiningDog

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  16. GOD666

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    Really? I have been always making sure to have the VL copy for this reason (recall someone telling me it wouldn't work on Home or Pro). Good to know. Thanks :)
     
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  18. Yen

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    Yeah.
    Easy answer. OP should activate w10 the same way as he did before with the old CPU.
     
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  19. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The most simple and by User a well-known way, because he/she did that once already!!
     
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