Question Motherboard upgrade issue

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I just upgraded my motherboard to a b450 and put in a r5 2600 I know it’s not the best dont lecture me I’m a student I don’t care. But I had a paid version of Windows on an old custom pc that was paid for, not a prebuilt, and now my pc is asking me for an activation code, I don’t understand, the OS is stored on the drive not the motherboard, does windows expire? I doubt it, it’s asking for an activation code that I don’t have and a copy of Windows is 200$ so I’m alright with not paying that, just looking for a fix please and thank you!
 
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anvoice

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Jan 12, 2018
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For OEM machines, the Windows key is encrypted in BIOS for Windows 10. It's not stored on the hard drive. So it was stored on your motherboard.
 

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