1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I had upgraded to Windows 10 a year ago. A few months ago my PC broke down, either Motherboard, or CPU, not sure. Maybe both. I am using a friend's parts for now but I'll soon buy new (hopefully). What I need is to help me activate my Windows 10. I do have an MS account but as far as I remember it was not linked to my W10. My PC stopped working before the latest update so I can' t use "troubleshooting" in Settings>Update and Security>Activation. I would also like to know if I will be able to activate my windows again after I repair/replace my CPU and MoBo. Thanks
    08-04-2016 02:45 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    If you had enabled on your MSA they will re-activate if you phone in and say you had to change your hardware.

    If you have a W7/W8 key then apparently that still works to activate W10.
    08-04-2016 03:14 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Check out this Blog Article: How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change | Windows Central

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    08-04-2016 03:43 PM
  4. BluWarrior's Avatar
    Use your old windows 7/8/8.1 product key to activate it.
    08-04-2016 06:27 PM

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