Reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change
- Sign in as an administrator.
- Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Activation > Troubleshoot .
- Select I changed hardware on this device recently, then select Next.
- Enter your connected Microsoft account and password, then select Sign in.
Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading?
Yes. Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need to purchase Windows 10 or go back to your prior version of Windows and upgrade again.
Is it free to reinstall Windows 10?
With the end of the free upgrade offer, the Get Windows 10 app is no longer available, and you cannot upgrade from an older Windows version using Windows Update. The good news is that you can still upgrade to Windows 10 on a device that has a license for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Can you reinstall Windows with the same product key?
Yes, technically you can use the same product key to install Windows on as many computers as you want—one hundred, one thousandgo for it. However (and this is a big one) it’s not legal and you will not be able to activate Windows on more than one computer at a time.
Do I need Windows 10 key to reinstall?
When you upgrade your OS to Windows 10, Windows 10 will be automatically activated online. This allows you to reinstall Windows 10 at any time without purchasing a license again. To reinstall Windows 10 after its free upgrade, you can choose to perform a clean install from a USB drive or with CD.
How do I reinstall Windows 10 after changing motherboard?
After your hardware upgrade, and because your copy of Windows 10 is linked to your online Microsoft account, you will be able to re-activate without reinstalling everything. To switch to a Microsoft Account, just do the following: Click Start (windows logo) and then click Settings. Click the Update & security item.
How do I reinstall Windows 10 on a new hard drive?
Save your settings, reboot your computer and you should now be able to install Windows 10.
- Step 1 – Enter your computer’s BIOS.
- Step 2 – Set your computer to boot from DVD or USB.
- Step 3 – Choose the Windows 10 clean install option.
- Step 4 – How to find your Windows 10 license key.
- Step 5 – Select your hard disk or SSD.
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