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I am stupid Hardware change lost my product key

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So I changed my hardware and now I can't activate my legit copy of windows, If I loaded up my old hardware (mobo) will the old product key be saved on the old bios?

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There are illegal ways to get around this, not that I'm condoning them.

 

You can also use an OEM key (if you have W10 Pro I have one) and use the phone activation system. I activated a Toshiba laptop key on a Dell desktop this way.

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no its windows that does this. take a look at the video linus made about this (cant remember the link) when you change your hardware around windows servers think its a new system and that you key is no longer valid on it. so you might need a new one. kingwin time lol

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Just now, RogueLizard said:

There are illegal ways to get around this, not that I'm condoning them.

 

You can also use an OEM key (if you have W10 Pro I have one) and use the phone activation system. I activated a Toshiba laptop key on a Dell desktop this way.

Please elaborate, I lost 200$ dollars worth of software here man its the real crime! Fck me

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5 minutes ago, MoneyISthebottleneck said:

So I changed my hardware and now I can't activate my legit copy of windows, If I loaded up my old hardware (mobo) will the old product key be saved on the old bios?

What OS are you using?

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1 minute ago, MoneyISthebottleneck said:

Please elaborate, I lost 200$ dollars worth of software here man its the real crime! Fck me

produkey

All you need to recover your keys

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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1 minute ago, Abdul201588 said:

What OS are you using?

Windows 10 pro, It was windows 7 pro I just upgraded it 2 years ago pre built system in Japan. So if the company I bought this computer from doesn't reply with the original product key I'm fcked. I got so excited building my new system I forgot.

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Just now, Radium_Angel said:

produkey

All you need to recover your keys

Didn't work, microdicks deactivated my windows cause of the hardware change. So now I'm stuck with the retail product key when I use produkey.

 

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Just now, MoneyISthebottleneck said:

Didn't work, microdicks deactivated my windows cause of the hardware change. So now I'm stuck with the retail product key when I use produkey.

 

Bummer.

After that you go for something like Windows 7 [REDACTED] or if you are using Windows 10 then [REDACTED] is what you need

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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5 minutes ago, MoneyISthebottleneck said:

Windows 10 pro

Send me a PM and I'll send you a system builder key.

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9 minutes ago, RogueLizard said:

There are illegal ways to get around this, not that I'm condoning them.

 

You can also use an OEM key (if you have W10 Pro I have one) and use the phone activation system. I activated a Toshiba laptop key on a Dell desktop this way.

 

 

9 minutes ago, Turretgaming said:

no its windows that does this. take a look at the video linus made about this (cant remember the link) when you change your hardware around windows servers think its a new system and that you key is no longer valid on it. so you might need a new one. kingwin time lol

Can you guys explain oem keys and how they work?

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12 minutes ago, MoneyISthebottleneck said:

So I changed my hardware and now I can't activate my legit copy of windows, If I loaded up my old hardware (mobo) will the old product key be saved on the old bios?

Link your windows user profile with the windows live email account that was linked to your old windows user account on the previous install and log in to windows using the Windows Live email user account. It might activate itself then.

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Just ring MS. They will reactivate for you. Why is everyone so scared of ringing them?

If you're interested in a product please download and read the manual first.

Don't forget to tag or quote in your reply if you want me to know you've answered or have another question.

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16 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Link your windows user profile with the windows live email account that was linked to your old windows user account on the previous install and log in to windows using the Windows Live email user account. It might activate itself then.

I did that, worked for me.

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If you purchased a Windows 10 key

- Just use the phone activation method and your key will be made available, so that you can use it with the new hardware

If you upgraded to W10 and got the free upgrade

- That was free upgrade and key is linked to the hardware. If you upgrade, you likely have to buy the key as well.

 

Alternative is if you had the key linked to your MS account, then it is easier to transfer it over.

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Where is your old computer? What brand was it and what os was it running?

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I've had my PC for close to a year now and i'm still running non- activated windows 10. Why pay $100 for a OS??

I'm gonna go find my own tech support...

with BLACKJACK and HOOKERS!

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6 hours ago, LukeTheCoder05 said:

I've had my PC for close to a year now and i'm still running non- activated windows 10. Why pay $100 for a OS??

Because it's against EULA.

 

It's basically the same as using pirated activators.

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5 hours ago, homeap5 said:

Because it's against EULA.

 

It's basically the same as using pirated activators.

Its from Microsoft's website so...

I'm gonna go find my own tech support...

with BLACKJACK and HOOKERS!

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4 hours ago, LukeTheCoder05 said:

Its from Microsoft's website so...

EULA too - they wrote that you cannot use Windows that is not activated.

 

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