Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change - Windows Help
If you make significant hardware changes on your device, such as replacing your motherboard, Windows will no longer find a license that matches your device, and you’ll need to reactivate Windows to get it up and running. To activate Windows, you'll need either a digital license or a product key.

How to replace the motherboard on a computer that is ...
Replace a failed motherboard This scenario assumes that your existing motherboard has failed and that you cannot start the existing Windows installation on the hard disk. To replace a failed motherboard with a new motherboard and to then reconfigure Windows to work with the new motherboard, do the following: Turn off the computer.

Replacing Mother Board - Microsoft Community
I need to replace my mother board. I have purchased the identical replacement. I want replace the mother board and use the same old Processor. Processor is i7 6700K and the motherboard is ASUS Z170. Is it possible to replace the Mother board without re installing the Windows and software. Thank you. Franklin Silva
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Windows 10 Re-activation after motherboard replacement ...
I did replace my motherboard with the same brand and type so I should qualify for a free activation on the new motherboard. The motherboard that was removed looks identical to the one replaced. It even used the same processor. Only thing that that was increased was the memory. I went from 6GB to 16GB.
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Reinstalling windows 10 to a new SSD without losing your ...
Hi, I just purchased a new SSD which I'd like to replace with my old hard drive. I'd like to reinstall my windows 10 on the new SSD. My windows is licensed and I don't wanna lose that. I don't have a product key for my windows, it says that it's a digital license.
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windows 10 key after changing motherboard - Microsoft ...
A. Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer—except the motherboard—and still retain the licence for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software.If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created.
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Can't activate Windows 10 Pro after Motherboard replacement
Since you have changed your motherboard, this is a hardware change. 1. If Windows was preinstalled i..e OEM version, then you can not use the license on another hardware. OEM license is tied to motherboard and if motherboard is changed, you can not reuse the same license on new motherboard. In this case, you need to buy a new license. 2.
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replace motherboard and re-install W10 - Microsoft Community
If you are replacing the motherboard and if you had a Windows OEM license for that motherboard then you need to buy Windows license key. The OEM license key is burned into the ROM of the motherboard. If you replace the old motherboard with a new one then you need to buy a Windows license even if the other parts are still the same.
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Upgrading motherboard, OEM windows 10. Do I need to ...
A. Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer—except the motherboard—and still retain the licence for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software.If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created.
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Have to replace motherboard - Microsoft Community
The replacement motherboard needs to be of the same manufacturer and model number as the original. If you use a different motherboard your copy of Windows will not activate as the windows copy is tied to the original motherboard.
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