A clean install removes anything on your hard drive before Win7 installs on it. . I recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8. Once up and running and connected to internet, it will self activate as long as the hardware is the same. The end-user can then, after we have finished sysprepping and resealing the installation, enter the product-key himself. What is Windows 10 Product Key? It was activated just a few hours ago.
That's the most baffling thing for me. Prebuilt or something you built? Please mark your thread as Solved so others with similar issue will know there is an answer in this thread. I guess I can just enter the valid key after installation. Have been searching through a lot of posts but haven't found any similar issue or. . Does that method work for you? How Windows Product Activation Works Windows will prompt you to activate with Microsoft after you install it. Microsoft just wants to bug you into using a legitimate version of Windows and buying a legitimate product key.
Now I am on windows 10 with no activation. The option to do so just doesn't appear! I also had this issue when I upgraded. When you enter the valid Windows 10 product key, your windows will be activated shortly. As long as Microsoft is running the activation servers, things should continue working smoothly. Ok, I managed to fix this problem on my own.
That's the way I get around the auto detection of my 8. Where did the system come from? Microsoft Office also includes an activation feature that requires you activate new copies of Microsoft Office with Microsoft to protect against piracy. However, additionally allow you to carry out your day by day undertaking most innovatively and efficaciously. Windows 7 has one but I don't think Windows 8 or 10 uses it anymore. Then just input the one that's on the sticker. When the machine arrived in the mail, I installed those things myself.
If it did, maybe thats why. Thank you Brian Hi, Please ensure that the product key is valid. Prebuilt or something you built? Simply go to the activation menu, there is now a link that says 'go to store'. Of course, you have to start the upgrade installer from inside Windows 7 or 8. Windows 10 installer asked me if I wanted to install Home or Pro.
You can now truly revel in the 15 days full free trial to your copy of Windows. Again, the edition of has to match the edition of Windows that the product key is for. Sure enough, it did that. But my current issue is one of the strangest things I've encountered in all these years. I ended up using the ei. That is a generic one that everybody has, at least if you have W10 Pro. Here's what I get: As asked earlier.
I got the same issue as you. You can clearly see that there is no option to enter a product key. I guess I can just enter the valid key after installation. I want to do a vanilla clean install of Windows 10. The desktop background may also turn black. I bought the laptop used.
Of course, backing up data or installing software is extra. If the activation menu doesn't exist, you need to run windows update and get the latest version. Windows accepted the product key and said that activation was successful. Windows downloaded the updates and then rebooted so it could configure them. Keep that around because if you ever reinstall Windows 10 on that device, you'll need to type in the key again, even if you'd previously activated Windows 10.
I typed in the 25 character product key located on the bottom of my computer and during the Microsoft activation process it says it's incorrect. I triple checked the product key so I know I have entered the right characters. Is this the sequence of events? Without a product key, I'm usually allowed 30 days to muck around with Windows before it locks me out. If you don't, then you will have to go to the activation screen, change product key, and enter your Windows 8 Pro product key to activate it. Microsoft says my product key number is incorrect. Thanks Steve 208If you do not activate in 30 days and do not get an extension of time, you can get 2 30 days extensions, you will be shut out of windows every 2 hours, until you activate. Forget the Repair, forget all that other stuff.
You can also talk to a real person, which is useful if the activation process is failing. I bought a product key today. Under the 'buy pro' button is a link 'I have a 10 pro key'. Now I am testing our new installation with the Creators Update, but they removed it. . I tried reinstalling it but same thing happened.