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 and your key is retail key.
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
You must be using an administrator account to complete the process. I example my account is firstname.lastname@example.org
How to reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change or PC change
Step 1: You sign-in the account in your Windows 10 (email@example.com)
Step 2: You open Activation => Troubleshoot
Step 3: You click I changed hardware on this device recently
Step 4: You click This is the device I’m using right now=> Activate
You can watch this video to know how to reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change or PC change
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:
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
Step 2: You select Keep my files and wait
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