Reactivating Windows 11 After Reinstalling

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by AtipA, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. AtipA

    AtipA Bit Poster

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    With Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac Pro Edition Version 18.1.0, I successfully installed Windows 11 Pro for the first time yesterday. I bought Windows 11 Pro License through Microsoft Store after the install.
    Today, I decided to delete Windows 11 and reinstall.
    Windows 11 Pro installs fine, but now I am unable to activate.
     

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  2. AtipA

    AtipA Bit Poster

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    I hit Troubleshoot, and hit that I recently changed Hardware, but Microsoft is not listing this device. It is listing all my other devices that I am using, but not this one.
     

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  3. AtipA

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    I also tried Go to Store, but it is forcing me to repurchase another license of Windows 11 Pro.
    I am now stuck, and do not wish too have to repurchase Windows 11 Pro every time I reinstall.
    Can somebody please help me.
     
  4. Bhargava@Parallels

    Bhargava@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello, please contact Microsoft support to resolve the issue. Thanks.
     
  5. PeterG30

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    To reactive Windows 11 after a hardware change, open Settings > System > Activation, click on Troubleshoot and reactivate the setup. To activate a new install, open Settings > System > Activation, click Change, and enter the product key.

    Greetings,
    Peter
     

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