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Kazzah
Jul 15, 2011

Formerly known as
Krazyface


Hair Elf

I recently upgraded my CPU, which also required replacing my motherboard. I cleaned out the main SSD and did a fresh install of Windows, entering my original W10 product key to do so. Now, Windows has locked all customisation features on my PC, and is claiming my product key is blocked. When I messaged them about it, that is; they didn't actually warn me it had been blocked or anything. Is there anything, literally anything I can do other than forking over two hundred bucks for something I already own?

Also: whenever I shut down the PC, the little light around the power button stays on and the fans keep spinning. In order to make the PC actually shut down, I need to hold the power button for a few seconds. Could this be related to wiring?

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Kazzah
Jul 15, 2011

Formerly known as
Krazyface


Hair Elf

Okay activation is fixed; the shutdown thing is not.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



That sounds like it could be a system power setting.


PS You can buy unlimited W7 and W10 product keys for under twenty dollars in SA Mart.

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN


It probably wouldn't hurt to double-check the front panel connections to the motherboard. Assuming the old-school single-pin sleeve connectors they could be swapped or something.

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