1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I have changed my motherboard and my cpu and now windows is asking me to activate but I had a free upgrade to win 10 and I know longer have a product key for my windows 8 which I upgraded from.

    Please help
    08-31-2016 05:21 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    You will probably need to call Support to get it reactivated. Windows sees it as a new machine due to the motherboard change. On the Activation window there should be a phone number to call, based on your country. Sometimes you can complete the process by prompts to an auto attendant, and sometimes you talk to a live person.
    08-31-2016 05:47 AM
  3. AndyCalling's Avatar
    You probably do still have the old key for W8 registered to your Win account somewhere? Worth getting if you can, as this is still a good plan B if your Windows registration data online gets mucked up somehow. Remember, if you have an OEM version of Windows (ie. It came with your PC) you will need to buy a new copy of Windows as it is not transferrable to a new PC (so one where the hardware is changed significantly, such as yours). Only retail boxed copies can be moved to another PC.
    08-31-2016 06:41 AM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I have changed my motherboard and my cpu and now windows is asking me to activate but I had a free upgrade to win 10 and I know longer have a product key for my windows 8 which I upgraded from.

    Please help
    How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change | Windows Central

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    08-31-2016 02:04 PM
  5. ads13's Avatar
    I have changed my motherboard and my cpu and now windows is asking me to activate but I had a free upgrade to win 10 and I know longer have a product key for my windows 8 which I upgraded from.

    Please help
    Activate w10 on hardware change:http://m.windowscentral.com/how-re-a...ardware-change
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-31-2016 02:11 PM

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