Windows 10 Activation

I recently upgraded my system which involved a new motherboard. I brought over the old hard drive from my previous machine to the new one. I booted it. Bang! And just like that Microsoft deactivated my account. I called them. They said they have no record of it based on the email addresses that I’ve provided.

I told them that I’ve upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 a few years back. Microsoft proceeded to tell me that I needed to provide them my Windows 7 product key. Now, I have to look for it. I have no idea where it is. If I can’t find it. I won’t be able to activate it. I’m sure I’m not the only who got screwed for upgrading their hardware.

Windows 10 Activation

Essentially, I’m back to using Linux again, which by the way don’t have draconian methods for simple things like hardware changes.

New PC

Just ordered parts for a new system.

  • CPU: AMD – Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor
  • Cooler: Cooler Master – ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard: Asus – STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard
  • Memory: G.Skill – Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
  • Storage: ADATA – Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
  • Case: FSP Group – CMT520 ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Power Supply: Rosewill – 600 W 80+ Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

PCPartPicker: parts list.

Will need a new GPU. Will get one later. Can’t wait to put it together.