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a different motherboard my Windows 10 requires a re-activation


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I was among the first to be offered the option of upgrading to Windows 10 from the version I was using, and waited for months to finally receive the product.  I like it and am enjoying the many functions of it. My computer failed yesterday and required having an identical motherboard installed. Now that this is a different motherboard my Windows 10 requires a re-activation.  I have read the instructions on the self serve portions of the site, but failed to complete getting Windows 10 reactivated.

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

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If you replace your motherboard with a different one, your Windows 10 license may require re-activation. This is because the license is tied to the motherboard and changing it can cause Windows to see it as a new device.

To re-activate your Windows 10 license, follow these steps:

Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation.
Click on the "Troubleshoot" button.
Select the option "I changed hardware on this device recently" and click on "Next".
Select your device from the list of devices associated with your Microsoft account and click on "Activate".
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process.

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