Open your web browser and once again go to this Microsoft support page to download Windows 10. Note that OEMs are required to put a sticker with a license key on the machine even though you won't need it if you use the preinstalled image. –Harry Johnston Nov Sent from mobile 0 1 year ago Reply Daniel Carmona Once i upgraded my network connection didn't work perfectly... Because, the key used to activate my Windows 10 seems to be a generic one (as confirmed by many Reddit users). his comment is here
So if you never did an upgrade, you don't have a win10 activation and you can only do a clean install of win10 if you'd buy a win10 activation key. I had trouble getting the tool to make a USB version so I made an Win 10 Pro ISO and used the old Win 7 USB/DVD tool to make a bootable I then followed the procedure here as I had an ISO copy of 8.1 to (what I thought) save time. Thanks man!!!!!
Once I combed through your series of articles, I now have a much better picture of what to do. The automated process kept messing up, wouldn't take my key presses and kept saying 'let's try that again'. Credit: Rob Schultz More like this Stock your Windows 10 PC for free: 25 great apps and tools 24 free, awesome Windows programs: Top tools for every task 12 powerful Windows I have the original product key from the re-install of Win 8.I try to put the key in 8.1 and it will not take the key.
permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]BrackMage[S] 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago(5 children)It does work! You would have thought I had learned my lesson on Vista. Hardware changes If you made substantial hardware changes to your PC, like replacing your motherboard, Windows will not be activated on your PC. 0xc004f050 The MGADIAG output is below.
Just the partition they wish to install on unless they want to clean the hdd "completely". 0 1 year ago Reply Japser That's the definition of a clean install: deleting absolutely What Happens If Windows 10 Is Not Activated permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]imail724 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago(8 children)What's different? Leave a Comment Cancel Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website or Blog Connect with Us RSS feed | Email newsletter Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | YouTube I tried intall installing many windows 8 product keys but it says the product key i've supplyed failed so which on is the correct on please supply me.
You’re done with the hard part. How To Activate Windows 10 Without Product Key They should release some Microsoft Activator app. Maybe it upgrades your key to a 10 key. As I have done that already and want to know before I do a clean install.
I had to call about 4 months ago for a Windows 8.1 key. Activation server determined that the key has been blocked"... Windows 10 Activation Error 0x803f7001 up vote 11 down vote Windows 8 implements OEM Activation 3.0 and will automatically detect the license and activate during the setup if you are using a legit OEM PC. Unable To Reach Windows Activation Servers permalinkembedsaveparentgive goldload more comments(1 reply)[–]hampa9 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago*(3 children)I did an upgrade and had no issues with bloatware or legacy programs, or old files being stuck in the gaps.
Share on Facebook Reader comments How to do a clean installation of Windows 10 220 Comments View All Comments Log In to Comment Register Sort by Date Sort by Rating nokia123 http://invisibledetector.net/windows-10/programs-work-when-installed-then-don-t-work-the-next-time-i-try.html This process also means that you will have to restore your personal files from a backup, and you'll have to reinstall all your applications. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Rincewindcl 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago(3 children)Not in my experience. There you choose the 'Custom' installation, not the upgrade. 0xc004c003
If everything is going as expected, you should see the Windows Setup. if you activated Windows 10, you could do a clean install and WIndows 10 will be activated automatically based on your hardware. Changed your hardware?: you'll probably have to activate through phone support Posted via the Windows Central App for Android 0 1 year ago Reply Sagar Limaye Can I use my windows weblink permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]ididntgotoharvard 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago(3 children)To get a clean install, couldn't a person just upgrade to windows 10 and then do a system reset from the settings screen to
I'm guessing it's the hard drive wipe that causes it. 0x8007232b Once your machine is activated on windows 10, is in the mcrosfot database and your windows will be activated automatclly after installation. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]MunkyUK 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago(0 children)This was happening to me too, but after running the command in the OP 4 or 5 times I eventually got a successful activation.
if it fails you are forced to use a dvd or usb, 0 1 year ago Reply IceCake I tried doing the "reset' from within W10 twice..Got a BSOD both times...So..I Some can get fixed by reinstalling them but some cant. Hooked USB drive up and rebooted again. Windows 10 Not Activated I don't know if there are others in the same boat but it will be very helpful. 0 1 year ago Reply vdamir78 I wanted to do a clean install but
Tuxsen hi.. It worked for my desktop, I'm having this message on my laptop as I try to activate it in elevated cmd. This list of Windows 10 Activation errors and Windows 10 Upgrade & Installation errors may help you further troubleshoot the issue. Microsoft has tried to make this process easier with the Refresh and Reset features starting with Windows 8, but power users still might consider a good ol’ format and clean install.
It's a lot of work for a marginally passable upgrade. I just tried to install Windows 8.1 on my laptop, that originally came with Windows 8, and it asked me for a key. Does this happen because their activation servers are being hammered? I did so and am now stuck as I cannot find my original disk to even make a valid Windows 7 installation.