Question Windows 10 Pro lost digital key after mobo change

ceriumin

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I currently upgraded my Motherboard and I never knew windows 10 would deactivate my licence. I have a digital license bought from a website I can't remember and it worked good. The licence was bought for 2£. Now after I changed my motherboard and bought an ssd, I wiped my hard disk and now windows comes up with an error as follows:

'We can't activate windows on this device because you don't have a digital licence. Error code 0x803FA067'

I tried troubleshooting the 'I recently changed my hardware' option but it just comes up with the error 'We can't reactivate windows on this device. Try again later' and I don't know what else to try. I don't want to pay 200£ for a licence and don't want to risk getting a fake licence. Also I don't have the watermark but I can't personalise my pc. Any suggestions?
 

mrakha60

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First of All thats what you get from bought 2£ windows license. It cannot used for more than one PC, thats mean the windows is registering your PC info (some shorth like Code that different for every part) from Motherboard,Hardisk etc.

So if you change your motherboard or Harddisk you need to get new windows license. Thats what u got from retail windows.
 

DSzymborski

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I currently upgraded my Motherboard and I never knew windows 10 would deactivate my licence. I have a digital license bought from a website I can't remember and it worked good. The licence was bought for 2£. Now after I changed my motherboard and bought an ssd, I wiped my hard disk and now windows comes up with an error as follows:

'We can't activate windows on this device because you don't have a digital licence. Error code 0x803FA067'

I tried troubleshooting the 'I recently changed my hardware' option but it just comes up with the error 'We can't reactivate windows on this device. Try again later' and I don't know what else to try. I don't want to pay 200£ for a licence and don't want to risk getting a fake licence. Also I don't have the watermark but I can't personalise my pc. Any suggestions?
You can run Windows 10 without any license and just a digital watermark in the corner. If you paid 2£, you were already using a dodgy license. Lots of unauthorized licenses "work" for a while.
 

ceriumin

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You can run Windows 10 without any license and just a digital watermark in the corner. If you paid 2£, you were already using a dodgy license. Lots of unauthorized licenses "work" for a while.
so if i rebuy the 2£ licence again then i should be ok as long as i dont change my mobo?
 

ceriumin

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Ah, so it's not avoiding a fake license that you're concerned about, it's getting caught using a fake license. If you think I'm going to assist you with advice on obtaining another fake license, think again.
im not worried about getting caught. Im just asking about if they will still work if i payed for a fake one and retyped the licence
 

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