I am going to assume that your X1 carbon originally had a windows 8 license. You can contact Microsoft Support from within Windows 10, explain the situation, and they'll get Windows 10 activated for you. In this case, the product key would always serve to. We are running into a new issue after the Anniversary update that we haven't experienced before. Machine was already imaged to the anniversary version, 1703 I think, and functioning. The tool is designed to deal with activation issues which may crop up for Windows users.
If you have already used a Microsoft account to log in to your digitally-activated Windows 10 device, your account will be automatically linked to the digital license on that device. Even modern Windows 8 and 8. So you'd need to install the windows pro version on the new pc first. I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue. Hi all I had windows 8 pro original version and later it upgraded to the windows 10 version. Using the Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter will only work on Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro editions. I hope something here helps you.
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. Manoj Sehgal Hi Ray Thanks for the reply. Even if you upgraded from a retail copy of Windows 7, 8, or 8. Does Lenovo support change the windows licenses in the recovery partition? That is the question that I am trying to resolve. I installed Windows 10 Home.
Title : Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change excerpt : In Windows 10 Version 1607 or later , you can link your Microsoft account to the Windows 10 digital license on your device. And is currently available for Windows Insiders with the new Preview build 14371. Why is it doing this, and how can I stop it? 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. We are running windows 10 Enterprise, and I had a machine that appeared that the on board nic was dying, so as we have done in the past, we have swapped the hard drive to an identical machine and then send the one with the bad drive off for warranty repair. Under Add a Microsoft account, click Add an account. So I have way of going back to win8 so I can upgrade again for her. It isn't legal, but it will work, just like in a virtual machine.
This would have been an easier process if Windows 10 was tied to a Microsoft account. If you face activation problems,. This is just the first time I have ever seen anything like this. I have a how-to on this process here:. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help. Activating Windows 10 after hardware change: I linked my Windows 10 Pro license to my Microsoft account before changing hardware, now that I have changed hardware I use the 'I recently changed hardware on this device' option. Microsoft has pushed out a new windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter tool.
An important note: This troubleshooter will only work after a major hardware change such as a hard drive or motherboard replacement if your Microsoft account is already linked to your Windows 10 digital license. Try contacting Microsoft using one of the methods listed below. I just had this happen this past weekend and they refused to re-activate my Windows 10 install and left me pissed. I also replaced my X1 motherboard by Lenovo support because of memory failure. That is the question that I am trying to resolve. Along with the suggestions provided by Greg, you can also refer the steps below. Yes, that is true, but that isn't a physical license or file is it? To troubleshoot and fix Windows 10 activation problems.
Before this, users had to contact Microsoft support team using the built-in Contact support app. Your computer is not running a genuine version of the operating system. Just launch the Contact Support app included in Windows 10. I purchased windows 10 in April this year but my mobo died, so now when I changed my motherboard windows 10 says your activation will end on 30 september 2016. Moving a hard drive between identical towers or laptops is something that I have personally done hundreds of times without issue without having to re-sysprep or reactivate on both windows 7 machines and windows 10 prior to 1703. But if you change out most of the hardware in your device, Windows 10 might perceive it to be a completely different device, and thus, not re-activate Windows 10.
Using the app, either has a chat with the Microsoft support team or schedule a callback. Microsoft also indicates that there will be a few cases where users will not be able to re-activate Windows 10 at all. It was a hardware change. Okay, recently upgraded from windows 7 to 10. Changing the motherboard is what caused the activation issue. Most commonly when they perform a major hardware upgrade such as swapping out the motherboard.
Instead, when you perform an upgrade from within Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8. The activation screen will ask you to activate or purchase a key from Microsoft. But my system got crashed on last month and had to change the hard disk for my machine. I was pretty confident you'd be able to get it to activate. Your real key for each machine is in the cloud linked to your Microsoft Account. I don't want to miss out on the upgrade.
Thank you manoj So, After i replace motherboard i do the following? Before I did I suspended their bit locker so when their hard drive boots in the loaner it won't arm bitlocker. Although Microsoft does not indicate the maximum number of times. I was talking about keeping the license valid, not about your activation issues. It didn't get stuck at 40% during the circle screen, and it activated after I plugged in my WiFi adaptor without me having to do anything. Skip the key entry fields and the cloud will check for your key. The device you are trying to activate does not match the type of device you have linked to your digital license. Get help with Windows activation errors 1 Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui.