Than that’s why. It’s oem and tied to the previous board. I’d just buy a new one.Yeah, just making sure ive explored all options before i go and buy another one on here.
It was used on my Z77x setup and i upgraded to X299. It let me reactivate with the gigabyte board but i changed to a EVGA X299 board and now its super butthurt about it.
I haven’t bought any w10 retail keys, but I had 7 and 8/8.1 retail keys that gave a fit after they were installed once. I had to jump through hoops to activate again.I was about to jam up the guy that sold it, but then you said it was 3 years ago. Which means you already used it and are trying to re-use it in a new build.
Yeah that's the thing about the OEM keys people sell here. I consider them one shot use and call it a day. Only reason they can sell them for 20 bucks vs 100-200.
The oem keys aren’t transferable. At least they say they aren’t. I’d be interested in knowing if anyone with a oem did thisWHile it didnt work for me, if you have a microsoft account tied to the pc(non local account), you can just install without the key, after install log into your account, and deactivate the key from the old system, and activate it on the new one. Its what they rigged up for people who nuked their mobo.
It fails most of the time, but then you just phone in. It disables the install on the old hardware, but who cares.
OEM keys are not transferable ..they are tied to the hardware you installed on
you can try to call the MS toll free number and tell em your old mainboard fried