Can’t activate win10 after a hardware change

Aug 25, 2018
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I have a retail Windows 10 pro and I changed my Mobo and Cpu and it deactivated my windows. When I got to the troubleshoot and click the I changed hardware on this device recently, I see my old mobo and when I click it it says error can’t activate try again later. What can I do?
 
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try to type the windows key, press windows + i, Update and security, activation on the left panel and then change product key and type our windows key, if it doesn't work then communicate with Microsoft
 
Aug 25, 2018
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Well that was 2 weeks ago :D
 

USAFRet

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Since you have a retail license, try this:
Right click This PC, select Properties
At the bottom, "Change product key"
Enter your license.

See what happens.
 
Aug 25, 2018
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Only problem is that I got this windows way back when it was still a windows 7, so I have no idea where the product key is.
 

USAFRet

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Oh. That's a whole different thing.
"I have a retail Windows 10 pro"...is not what you have.
You have a digital license, obtained with the Upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10.

2 options:
1. Wait. It may eventually catch up.
2. Call MS and talk to a human.
 
Aug 25, 2018
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Will try these tomorrow thx
 

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