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I cant reactivate windows

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Right, before i upgraded my pc i linked the windows 10 key with my account so i can re activate it later, after i upgraded everything i go to settings and apparently i cant re activate anymore, after i updated windows i tried again however it says it not linked to my account when i press Troubleshoot -->> hardware change. So will i able to reactivate my windows or is it impossible now 

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Did you try clicking Change Product Key and then re-entering your Windows product key?

 

If that doesn't help, you can click the Help button on the activation page. It should take you to a live chat help feature, where you should eventually be able to request an agent to phone you. I've used that in the past and successfully reactivated after formatting.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, goldenf said:

Did you try clicking Change Product Key and then re-entering your Windows product key?

 

If that doesn't help, you can click the Help button on the activation page. It should take you to a live chat help feature, where you should eventually be able to request an agent to phone you. I've used that in the past and successfully reactivated after formatting.

this pc is a custom pre built so i dont really knw the license key but ill try to use the live chat feature later on to see if it helps

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If you have an OEM key they can be harder, and sometimes impossible to reactivate. If you are struggling best to get in contact with MS support and they can advise you better than we can. 

 

But, OEM keys are super cheap so I usually just treat them as disposable tbh.


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Prebuilts come with OEM keys, those are vaild for that one machine only and not transferrable.

 

The "link to account" only works with retail licenses.


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