Don't know what to do now I had a legit activated copy of windows on both my devices home pc and laptop and I have a microsoft account which I used to log in on both of them,even after the change as soon as I opend the pc with an internet conection I had to log in with the same account. Hi and welcome to the forum! If the 7 installation media was the retail release as pointed out that should activate without hassles despite the board change especially when not in use on anything else. Windows 10 will no longer be able to activate from the activation server automatically. Replacing a failing drive, upgrading drive, etc - no problem. Fortunately, Gabe Aul of Microsoft, has tweeted that you can just contact Microsoft Support in order to regain entitlement. If Windows was preinstalled i.
I just wish that Microsoft with all its vaunted manpower would be a bit more prudent in testing the software in a real world environment before deployment. Isit a live chat on their website or something? In the past, Microsoft told people to contact its support staff. This does create some an inconvenient situation for people who bought —of Windows 7, 8, or 8. This is just the first time I have ever seen anything like this. Contact Microsoft using the phone numbers below or use the chat support link weekdays only Please let us know if you need any assistance.
Microsoft this week announced a seemingly minor change to its activation rules for Windows 10, effective with the Anniversary Update coming this summer. I have a digital license key, so I cannot use a product key to reactivate. The activation screen will ask you to activate or purchase a key from Microsoft. I was talking about keeping the license valid, not about your activation issues. Else you should contact Microsoft Support and explain your situation. It is one of the many benefits of using volume licensing. As usual, proper activation has little to do with proper licensing.
But, on the other hand, that Windows 10 license was just a free bonus in the first place. Been building corp images since Windows 95, and activation hasn't been a issue before. I believed you can activate as many time as you need, but after i believe 3-4 times you'll need to do the phone activation. That's where linking the digital license to a Microsoft account comes in. A lot of people might have faced this problem. Isit a live chat on their website or something? That's where the 10 installer leaves the desktop at the start until the restart initializes the set up process. I repeat: the above is solely based on what I have experienced.
In this Windows 10 tutorial, we'll guide you through the process to link together your Microsoft Account and digital license, and the steps to use the Activation Troubleshooter to re-activate the operating system. This is just the first time I have ever seen anything like this. Still, it might help if you signed into the same Microsoft account after installing Windows 10 on a system with new hardware attached. 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. Hope this helps in resolving the issue. Kari Fair enough, and thanx for your input.
It will show you have a copy registered and they can reactivate it. I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue. I had the exact same situation as you described. I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps from the article and see if Windows gets activated. I went through the troubleshooter and the windows support site, but nothing has fixed it. However, the first one that I have tried this with after the anniversary update refuses to activate.
Isit a live chat on their website or something? Microsoft says the new feature to link a digital license to a Microsoft account is in Windows 10 build 14371 or later. I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue. The provisions of this section do not apply if you acquired the software as a consumer in Germany or in any of the countries listed on this site aka. They will reactivate from their side in Microsoft servers. Link Your Microsoft account to the Windows 10 digital license After the Anniversary Update you can couple your free Windows 10 digital license which was known as digital entitlement earlier with your Microsoft account which eventually helps you to reactivate your device automatically after a hardware change by singing into your computer with that Microsoft account. Should I try entering my Windows 7 product key in the activation section of 10? If you're not activating, you could have run out of activations. If you clone a systems hard drive to a new hard drive and then boot to the cloned drive, in most cases windows doesn't care or need to re-activate.
You can contact Microsoft Support from within Windows 10, explain the situation, and they'll get Windows 10 activated for you. Usually the error code 0xC004F213 comes when there is a hardware change done on the computer like Motherboard or Hard drive. I tried going to settings and clicking the troubleshoot thing, but it still doesn't activate. Under Add a Microsoft account, click Add an account. On-board Nic died, so we moved the hard drive to a duplicate machine. The error from the gui menu is much more wordy, but basically says it failed.
The problem was I tried doing a clean install, and Windows 10 wouldn't activate. You should be able to do a phone activation. I had pretty much the same issue with an older laptop and they gave me a new key over the phone once they verified my working 7 key. However, I switched a lot. Along with the suggestions provided by Greg, you can also refer the steps below.