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windows activation after motherboard change

Q: windows activation after motherboard change

right changed my motherboard and thats all, plugged everything in where its meant to go... turned on pc
something about boot device changed came up, i pressed f1 to continue, came up with password screen and my background.

nothing else popped up after logging in other than something asking my to activate windows :S

its already bloody active!

what does this mean, have i lost all my old documents etc.from my HDD? or what? help

if i re-build my old set-up will my HDD still be okay?

thanks alot

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A: windows activation after motherboard change

If you change a hardware device you will have to re-activate your Windows installation. Call Microsoft & explain the situation. They'll see if it's legit & give you a new one.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-activation-after-motherboard-change.38953/
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A:change motherboard and activation

Changing the MB usually is considered a new computer. You may have to call MS to activate with the same key number if it will not activate online normally.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Several other posts on the subject and in most cases, MS went along with the request.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/103480-change-motherboard-activation.html
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A:New Motherboard & Windows Activation

With OEM copies (the "Builder" copies), replacing the motherboard is considered an upgrade to a new system. Therefore, this is technically not allowed and I don't think anyone should expect it to work. The OEM EULA states that even upgrading just the motherboard means that the purchase of a new copy of Windows is required, mostly because the old Product Key is "married" to the motherboard it was activated with.

So, I don't know what you're facing here, but don't be surprised if it's really not activated.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/298348-new-motherboard-windows-activation.html
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A:Windows 10 activation with new motherboard

Legally, I am afraid MS is entirely correct.

The windows 10 EULA is very clear, you can only transfer windows 10 to a new device (new mobo counts as a new device) if the 10 licence is standalone (aka retail), or ORIGINAL licence was standalone (retail). You also have to remove 10 or 7 from old device as well.

Because you upgraded from an oem licence, your 10 licence is only valid on original device.

Legally, you have to buy a new licence.

Even if you had the COA licence, legally, all you can do is reinstall windows 7 on same pc, so that does not help.

I cannot discuss illegal methods of course, as I assume that would be against forum rules as a reputable site.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/35453-windows-10-activation-new-motherboard.html
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A:Windows 7 activation after motherboard replacement

Greetings, There should be a 25 character Microsoft COA sticker affixed to your system. Try the product number on the COA. You will have to contact HP for service again if there is no COA sticker. It appears HP did not tattoo the BIOS on the new motherboard with the correct information to auto activate the operating system. Cheers!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Windows-7-activation-after-motherboard-replacement/td-p/5605807
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A:Motherboard Died - Windows 10 Activation

The digital entitlement wont work even if it is the same model motherboard. Did you have a Microsoft account on your PC when it failed? Your Digital entitlement will be linked to your account if you did have a motherboard failure.

Once you install Windows 10 on the new board, login with your Microsoft account, then go to activation, and there is a button that says "troubleshoot". That will bring up the license and will tell you that it's activated on the old pc, and it will ask you if you want to transfer the license. Transfer it and you are good to go.

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http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/65972-motherboard-died-windows-10-activation.html
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A:New motherboard Windows 7 reinstallation/activation issues

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So, can anyone help with either loading the motherboard drivers into a non-booting copy of Windows (my preferred option), or activating Windows using my OEM key?



Unfortunately both methods won't work. "Windows 7" uses OEM 2.1 activation which requires three components.

1. A valid "Software Licensing Table" in BIOS ( SLIC ).

2. OEM SLP Certificate which is specific to the manufacturer.

3. OEM SLP license key which is specific to the manufacturer.

Your original motherboard ( which is failed ) BIOS will contain HP SLIC table in BIOS. The recovery media provided by HP will contain OEM SLP certificate and key. Windows will auto activate itself if these three components matches.

The replacement MoBo doesn't contain a HP specific SLIC table. So even if you managed to boot the pre-installed version of Windows, it will ask for activation ( SLIC missing ).

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/336678-new-motherboard-windows-7-reinstallation-activation-issues.html
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Windows 7 Microsoft retail or OEM pre-installed?

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/398387-installed-new-motherboard-windows-activation-fails.html
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A:Windows activation error (change product key)

Hello Kaamo,

Make sure you are following the steps correctly: Update your Windows product key - Windows Help

Are you trying to change the product key while on an administrator account or not?

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A:Hardware Change And Windows 10 Activation After July 29

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Windows 10





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Why...did you replace the motherboard with an identical replacement?  What was going wrong...and what made you think that a MB replacement would solve it?
 
Is this topic a continuation of This One ?
 
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A:re-Activation - upgrading everything except motherboard

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A:Re-activation after Motherboard Replacement

jcontino889 The unfortunate fact is that your original product key was embedded into the UEFI firmware of the original motherboard by HP when the PC was built.  There is no way to retrieve that key, now. HP does not keep a record of individual product keys matching individual PCs, so they are not going to be able to provide you the original key -- and they are under no obligation to provide you a SECOND key, as you did not have HP do the hardware replacement. With the product now being out of warranty, it is really HP's call whether or not to charge you for support -- and from the experiences I have had with older equipment -- they are going to do that, there is just no way around id. HP Customer Support is really the only avenue you have for getting support.  If they won't help you for free, because your PC is out of warranty, there is nothing we can do about that on this forum.  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Re-activation-after-Motherboard-Replacement/td-p/5685772
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A:Activation after new motherboard installed

Use the Activate by Phone method.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:activation after hardware change

I dont think that would do any good.. just telephone them and explain your problem, and you should be ok ... A suggestion .... start making images of your system drive and you wont have to worry about activating your OS....

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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A:Change PC hardware after activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EasterEEL


I have a full RETAIL version of Windows 7 Pro and have been testing it on my current Core2duo rig. I unticked automatically activate online and it has been counting down the days and reminding me to activate. I switched on today and got a message saying windows had successfully activated.

Not to impressed as I was intending to revert to WinXP Pro on my existing rig and install Windows 7 Pro on a new i7 system I am buyng early in Jan.

What are the consequencies of this activation on my current system? Do I need to do anything before I revert to WinXP Pro?


The full retail version entitles you to install on as many machins that you like (only one at a time). There should be no problem installing the way that you suggest. However, there is a possiblity that you will have to talk to a technician, if problems are encountered. But that process, is painless and after a few minutes on the phone you will be ready to surf.

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If you don't have it you can extract it from the registry using one of these freeware tools
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http://www.winkeyfinder.com/download.php (Office 2003 , 2007 , 2010 , Win Vista )

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Your going to have to do the phone activation from Microsoft. Just select to talk to a operator and explain what you did and they'll activate it for you. You must only have it installed on one hard drive

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Quote from MS:
To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:
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Ti.boneair said:

hey yall, i have a question for you......

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or getting the same mobo. b/c i heard that it is a pain in the A** to reinstall al the drivers on the new mobo.....

any suggestions?Click to expand...

same mobo is the easiest route, if you get a different one chances are a fresh format and install of your os and everything else.
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk


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Quote: Originally Posted by nabob


hey guys,

so, the pc that i have is this one: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-235f Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP? Support. Now, the motherboard recently died on it, so i was considering replacing it with this board instead: MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

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Thanks


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Quote: Originally Posted by giaviv


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A:XP wont boot after motherboard ram and cpu change

For a quick solution..try this. Tap F8 on boot, then boot "last know good configuration". See what happens. If that doesn't work wait for someone else to respond. If it does work, make sure you install the new mobo driver.s
 

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Hello Les, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is activation your only issue at this point?

It's not activating since you changed the motherboard, CPU, and RAM. It thinks you have installed it on a new computer with it still installed and activated on the old computer (motherboard etc...).

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Replace Motherboard on a Windows XP System

HTH

Jerry
 

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For a start why are you using an RC Build, 7100, its well out of date.
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Look at my specs

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Quote:
Do you see a totally new design or types of motherboards?
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A:Pavillion DV9500 motherboard change - compatibility

Yes it will work fine. The mounting holes are in the same place. You might wind up with an empty port or have to use a dremel tool to open up a small hole in the side but the board will work fine.

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A:Replace motherboard with exact same model BUT change processor?

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A:Unable to access owner's data after motherboard change-WindowsXP Pro

Boot with your xp cd [cd set as first boot device in the bios] Choose install from the first menu. The next menu will show any previous xp installs and give you the option to repair the install. Choose your original xp install and let it repair for you.

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My motherboard fried possibly because of the fan stopping and I had to get a new one-that motherboard owner's after data change-WindowsXP Pro Unable to access s where the problems began First there was a problem with the administrator password which nobody using the computer put in but my friend got around that and then blue screen and not possible to access the computer which was owner s password protected The message is quot access denied quot My friend made an image of the drive and then tried to reinstall windows do the recovery console but it s not possible The way it is now is that there is user account with the same name that it was owner s name but there is nothing there which was password protected The hard drive had GB of which I ve used about GB and I had Unable to access owner's data after motherboard change-WindowsXP Pro about and some GB left but now it shows that Unable to access owner's data after motherboard change-WindowsXP Pro there is about GB used and about GB free but only about GB is accessible How can I access my harddrive when it denies the user s password which worked fine before the crash and motherboard change I believe that my friend said that there is too many hardware changes and windows doesn t recognize it Any ideas will be appreciated Thank you in advance nbsp

A:Unable to access owner's data after motherboard change-WindowsXP Pro

Boot with your xp cd [cd set as first boot device in the bios] Choose install from the first menu. The next menu will show any previous xp installs and give you the option to repair the install. Choose your original xp install and let it repair for you.

After a repair install you will need to reinstall all updates, service pack 2, etc.

BTW you cannot just change a mb and expect the system to boot. Sometimes it will and sometimes it will not. If proprietary chipset / mb drivers were installed, it will not boot.
 

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Hi there.

A couple of days ago my old motherboard finally quit on me so I picked up a new one. Installed all drivers and the audio works fine on my PC and PS3.. but not my 360.

I'm using Logitech X-140's and a HDMI connection (the same connection) from PS3 and 360 to my monitor, I've tried pretty much everything I can think of so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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I recently changed my mother board to an ASUS maximus vii ranger and have been having a few problems with the transition.

I had to replace my SSD initially as i found that it was incompatible with the motherboard. I had been looking at upgrading that part of the system anyway so that was no problem.

Shortly after sorting out the booting issues due to the incompatible SSD i found my computer generating a lot of BSODs during normal operation of windows. This was rectified by updating my windows to the current version using windows update.

The 0124 BSODs have been occurring mainly on intensive games such as GTA V and Far Cry 4.

Any information you could provide me with in order to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD 0124 whilst playing any games after recent motherboard change.

From your post. Please explain with more detail.






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I had to replace my SSD initially as i found that it was incompatible with the motherboard.


Did you do a Clean Install of Windows after the new hardware were installed?

Could you show what power supply is in your computer in My System Specs.

I'm no BSOD expert but those are a few things I noticed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/377547-bsod-0124-whilst-playing-any-games-after-recent-motherboard-change.html