Recently i had to swap my motherboard because it was faulty, i did the swap about 5 days ago, after booting windows seemed normal, everything was activated like before, but today windows decided it would consider itself not genuine. I have a OEM Version of home premium i bought off newegg with my new build. will i need to contact Microsoft by phone to resolve this or is there a easy way?
- I have already tried online activation, it says my version of windows is NOT genunie. if i try and change the product key to the one i have it says the data is invalid. (error code: 0x8007000D)
Oh and according to windows i must activate today...
Your copy of Windows is locked to the PC on which you purchased it. You cannot transfer that license to another PC.
You can upgrade any components or peripherals on your PC and keep your license intact. You can replace the motherboard with an identical model or an equivalent model from the OEM if it fails. However, if you personally replace or upgrade the motherboard, your OEM Windows license is null and void.
Do the over the phone activation, I just had the same issue on a clients system last week after a motherboard replacement and calling the activation line and going through the automated activation resolved the issue.