1. showa65's Avatar
    i had a pc failure, so i upgraded my motherboard and chip, as expected windows still booted from start with no issues, restarted to install lan driver, and when it fired up again i had the activate windows bottom right of screen, how do i fix this, i upgraded from win7
    02-20-2016 04:58 PM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    You'll have to reinstall Windows 7, activate and perform the upgrade again in order for Microsoft's servers to recapture your PC's hardware specs and tie it to your upgraded digital key. After the upgrade you can reinstall Windows 10 and it would be activated automatically.
  3. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    Hello. What's your current OS? I don't think windows was activated after motherboard board in the first place. You may create an account in order to reply
    02-20-2016 05:09 PM
  4. showa65's Avatar
    current OS win10 pro 64bit
    02-20-2016 05:15 PM
  5. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    02-20-2016 05:44 PM
  6. showa65's Avatar
    im afraid no joy with anything there
    i tried the keyfinder program but it doesnt work for some reason
    02-20-2016 06:11 PM
  7. showa65's Avatar
    Error code: 0xC004C003
    02-20-2016 06:12 PM
  8. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    02-20-2016 06:35 PM
  9. Thomas Wadsworth's Avatar
    When you replace your motherboard your voiding your license for your copy of windows. Since you have effectively replaced your pc. Has windows authenticates the serial of your mobo to your copy of windows

    You will have to either purchase windows or call Microsoft with your legit key. But given your trying to use keyfinder...
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    02-21-2016 01:07 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    You'll have to reinstall Windows 7, activate and perform the upgrade again in order for Microsoft's servers to recapture your PC's hardware specs and tie it to your upgraded digital key. After the upgrade you can reinstall Windows 10 and it would be activated automatically.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-21-2016 01:33 AM
  11. showa65's Avatar
    hi the keyfinder was pointed to me by windows team on facebook
    03-06-2016 02:55 PM
  12. showa65's Avatar
    the original key was stuck on the inside of a case i binned nearly 6 years ago, ive changed motherboards 3 times since ive had this copy of windows with no issues before i recently cloned my hdd to a ssd with supplied software and still no issues only windows 10
    its very frustrating.
    thx
    03-06-2016 03:02 PM

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