Windows 10 license is embedded into the motherboard. That’s why when you replacing this component the system couldn’t see the license key. After all, this is a pretty common issue after upgrading a PC.
You don’t need to buy a new license key. In this guide, I will show you how to reactivate Windows 10 even though there were significant hardware changes. Make sure you logged in with the same Microsoft account.
1. Go to Windows Settings.
2. Select Update & Security.
3. On the Activation menu, click Troubleshoot.
4. Click I changed hardware on this device recently.
NOTE: Make sure the computer time and date are correct. Otherwise Microsoft couldn’t access the internet and the reactivation process will be impossible.
5. Mark This is the device I’m using right now, then hit Activate.
6. Now Windows 10 has been reactivated successfully.
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