How to Reactivate Windows 10 after a Hardware Change

You buy a new PC, and you want to transfer the Windows 10 license key from old PC to new PC. You can read this article.

Or when you make a change, such as you replace the motherboard, hard drive, or processor, the system of Windows 10 may fail to recognize the computer. As a result, the installation will become deactivated (with error 0xC004F211).

Prepare your Windows 10 device for a hardware change

To ensure that you can reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change, or after a PC change, you sure you activated Windows 10 before you change hardware or PC

You open Start button => Setting => Update & Security => Activation 

If you’re not activated, complete the activation process with the steps you see on the Activation page.

If you activated Windows 10, you will see “Windows is activated with a digital license” or “Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account

If you see Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account, you needn’t do anything

If you see Windows is activated with a digital license, you need to sign in your Microsoft account in your Windows 10

Windows is activated with a digital license

You must be using an administrator account to complete the process. I example my account is [email protected]

How to reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change or PC change

Step 1: You sign-in the account in your Windows 10 ([email protected])
Step 2: You open Activation => Troubleshoot

reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware changeStep 3: You click I changed hardware on this device recently

I changed hardware on this device recently
Step 4: You click This is the device I’m using right now=> Activate

This is the device I m using right now

Done

In step 4 if you see “We can’t reactivate Windows from these devices“, it means your account hasn’t license key. It has 2 abilities:We can't reactivate Windows from these devices

1.You log in to the wrong account admin. You should check the account

2.Microsoft doesn’t update the status of the old PC. You start old PC and reset it

To reset old PC you do:

Step 1: You open Activation Setting => Recovery => Reset this PC => Get Start

Reset this PC

Step 2: You select Keep my files and wait

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