One post says it works, but a number of others say it does not. Change the product key over command prompt Windows-10 cmd. But it is was too late for me in any case. But if youre upgrading to 10 if its asking you for a key during the install, skip it I downloaded the installer from Microsoft to do a clean install, it asked for the key in the install but gave me the option to skip it. The options for keeping the existing files and programs were grayed out - only the clean install option was available.
I figured it would take me an hour or two to accomplish. Ok so I reserved my copy of windows 10 and it didn't offer me the chance to download it, so being proactive I went and downloaded it from the Microsoft website and did a fresh install of windows 10 but it wont accept my windows 7 product key, I don't have a disk to reinstall windows 7 and then wait for my upgrade, I have all the emails from Microsoft associated with my free upgrade but sadly it wont activate, is there no other way than reinstalling windows 7 to do this? When I looked to buy a key, there were hundreds of companies selling keys. To activate windows after changing the key: slmgr. Do you think it will? Then I didn't need to set up my Windows from the scratch again. I upgraded it to Windows 10 - 10240 in July 2015 and it activated right away. I try to put my key and it says my key is an Office 2013 one.
Why would Microsoft force such an issue for no reason? It will upgrade your device to Windows 10 Pro, but won't activate it. As a guest, you can browse and view all the content on the site, however, you won't be able to leave comments or create new topics unless you create a free account. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. The key must have been activated with the original version of Windows it was tied to. For the second one, it's a little old laptop but still has a good configuration to support Windows 10 and is full of things which I do not want to keep, so I decided to do a fresh install. I never activated the key and I was never asked for it. The solution is simple, write to Microsoft and get a new key! If you only have a local account, you need to add a Microsoft Account to Windows 10.
Actually, I did not try what you suggested don't want anyone else giving up on that trick in case it might work for them. Hi I have tested Win10 as Insider. Just turn off some devices. Surely this cannot be correct. You just made this old country boys day.
Installed it and all of my requisite 3rd party software. In this case the Windows 7 key was printed on a label that is under the removable battery. Edited September 3, 2016 by holdum333 It started when my friend told me that I could get a free upgrade from my W 8. An upgrade means you have current software installed. And then you will be see the free phone numbers for the Windows-10 activation by a phone! The setup refused my licence key. Whilst hes is waiting to get clobbered he can try this key, backwards and forwards.
I tried contacting sales and support and got stuck in an infinite loop. Want to refresh, reset or reinstall? So I tried to upgrade my wife's Win8. This procedure applies universally to any software upgrade with any company. There was so much drivel and misguidance available on the internet that it took over 12 hours to download W 10 Pro 64, and W 10 Pro 32 bit. Try to put in the new product key to do the upgrade. Browse other questions tagged or.
So, how do I install Windows 10? For your information, performing a clean install of Windows 10 with media without upgrading to Windows 10 is not supported as you will face the activation issues. But it is was too late for me in any case. It installed fine but it says I'm not activated and wont let me do some things. Actually, I did not try what you suggested don't want anyone else giving up on that trick in case it might work for them. Now, it's expired again and I cannot use Office.
In the new version of the operating system Microsoft has made it a lot easier for users to upgrade, but to make it all happen the company had to modify the different ways in which customers , and up until now there was not much documentation explaining the new changes. But it is was too late for me in any case. I of course used the key I just bought. Maybe the version I'm using of Office 2013 is a trial one, thus it's not allowing me to proceed? Selecting the wrong version doesn't activate and you need to buy a new license. Thanks for your answer, Kiran. As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
I have to reinstall win7 now. Up til now, to qualify for your free upgrade to Windows 10, you were required to successfully complete an upgrade on a qualifying machine before you could then perform a clean install of Windows 10. Over the years the installation of Windows has gotten easier and more reliable, and is not an exception. If I use a legit activation key, would I lose everything currently on my pc?. Just call here and re-enter the code, this time without any errors! I can't activate it and I have only this key.