Sometimes, there are 2 different motherboards each way. If you're using the correct Microsoft account, then you'll have to investigate the reason why you can't activate. I run a few win 10 machines with various retail oem copys so i speak from experience here. In that case, edit your Windows 8. Voila…perform a clean install of W10Pro64! It also matters whether the notebook originally shipped with 8 or 8. Using the built in activation troubleshooter didn't help.
And I must say that is quite a computer build you have. Some Windows 8 and 8. Now for the consumer lines, i think its a race to the bottom for price and if they can save 50 cents the will do it Now having said all that. To backup the data, just click the Activation Backup button. Step 5: Complete the installation.
I could change the answer, but I won't because I can change it without a review, so I would just submit my own answer. I pass a lot of old hardware builds to family. And I double and triple checked it for the 4 or 5 times I tried it. Sign into the computer that's not activated with your Microsoft account. Call and talk to a licensing person.
I upgraded from windows 8. And then once installed, you can punch in the 8. Thanks Are you typing it in or doing a copy and paste? This product key sticker can normally be found at the bottom of a laptop, or in the memory or battery compartments. That's what I thought too and for a long time it was like that. You may enter the key using Command Prompt.
Just hit 'Do This Later' But you have to enter the product key if you're installing from a boxed copy or a digital download of Windows 10. It the activation is ok, the system waits 90 days to check again. And on machines that come with 8 Pro that are downgraded to 7 also come with both 7 and 8 os cds. It would automatically detect the embedded product key, but it would tell you what edition the key unlocks and also ask if you want to enter a different product key to install another edition. You have to write answers so anyone can understand them, because people come here, for technical help because they are not savvy. Copy this file to your external storage device and keep it handy.
If you were running a legitimate copy of Windows 7 or 8. This will save you from the need to use the product key to activate your Windows 7 installation. Users part of the Insider program can use this tool starting with the release of or later. Best regards, Hemanth Kumar Did someone help you today? Thank you both for the answers, i contacted the microsoft department here in denmark and they helped me out. At this point, you should be good to go with an activated copy of Windows. I think I screwed up by not backing up my drivers.
It's certainly been a learning experience. Alternatively, you can install 8. Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! Your account must have administrator privileges to complete this process. And, eventually, they decided to downgrade or roll back to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Make sure you read it carefully.
I run a few win 10 machines with various retail oem copys so i speak from experience here. On this page, you'll see a list of devices divided into three categories Edition doesn't match, Device type doesn't match, and Windows isn't activated , explaining the reason why Windows 10 cannot activate from the other devices. Automatically activate Windows 10 after the reinstall Many users who upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8. The only issue with Advanced Tokens Manager is that it does not fully support Windows 8. Congrats in getting it straightened out though!! It should activate when it goes online. I checked the rest of the product key over and over, compared to the picture I snapped when the utility was running. Step 3: While installing Windows 10, you will see the following screen, where you are asked to enter the.