I tried going to settings and clicking the troubleshoot thing, but it still doesn't activate. I used a virtual machine for the upgrade and it did activated but after a clean install it just saying I can't activate it. Hi, Anyone seen anything like this. Since it is the same mobo, I thought it would automatically activate once it connected to the internet? First, you must boot from installation media and choose the Custom option in Setup. I haven't gotten a new computer. In this , we'll guide you through the process to link together your Microsoft Account and digital license, and the steps to use the Activation Troubleshooter to re-activate the operating system.
Other wise the person needs a newer version of the media creation tool and your old windows key to directly install win10 or with the old creation tool they need you oem copy of windows and key, install that then upgrade to win 10. Since it is the same mobo, I thought it would automatically activate once it connected to the internet? You can then choose to Activate Windows Online or Enter a new product key. This major update succeeds the troubled version 1809 also known as the. This only applies if you haven't made any hardware changes to your device. Because of the way Windows assigns permissions to these folders, you can't delete them from File Explorer but instead must use one of the previously mentioned system tools. Can I install Windows 10 in a virtual machine? Should I upgrade or do a clean install? It's certainly been a learning experience. I did the free windows 10 upgrade today from Windows 8.
Sign into the computer that's not activated with your Microsoft account. A digital license indicates that no product key is necessary. Windows 10 Enterprise editions are available through the Volume Licensing Service Center. You can enter a product key from Windows 10 or from a matching edition of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8. For the first year after the release of Windows 10, Microsoft offered free upgrades using the , which appeared in the taskbar as a notification icon and in Windows Update. Discussion in '' started by metalknuxx,.
Did you have a microsoft user account on your old setup?? I signed up in the windows insider program and got windows 10 free - the windows 10 insider preview updated to windows 10 pro. Additional troubleshooting steps In case your device doesn't appear on the list there may be some things that are happening, and we'll go through those now. Hi, Not sure if this is the correct forum but I couldn't find anyone better suited. There was no new Win10 license key issued for me so I couldn't even try entering that. Discussion in '' started by metalknuxx,. That's what i did, unfortunately, it didn't activate and I'm not sure why.
Perhaps it takes a few days and I should just be patient? I tried the online activation - it failed. However, I checked my microsoft account and that license is not linked to it. Bought a new pc, was under the impression that I could transfer this key to the new pc. I just changed my mobo+cpu and windows is telling me to activate windows again. Hi there, you should upgraded to the wrong version.
If you just installed win 10 it won't work without a call to microsoft assuming they want to help, had mixed luck here. That's what i did, unfortunately, it didn't activate and I'm not sure why. If you just installed win 10 it won't work without a call to microsoft assuming they want to help, had mixed luck here. On a Mac, you can use third-party software like Parallels Desktop How do I send feedback to Microsoft? Residents of the United States who don't own a qualifying Windows license can skip entering a product key and purchase a license online from the Windows Store after setup is complete. Use this drop-down list to download a specific Windows 10 architecture. If it was not done then unfortunately you may have to revert to Windows 7 activate the product then upgrade to Windows 10.
So, in preparation to sell my old computer, I used the windows media creation tool and made a bootable usb, and used that to do a fresh install of windows on the computer. He asked for remote access to the device. If it doesn't, Win 10 will not activate either. I gave the guy my old windows 8. He's gotten himself a free copy through his college, I'm now just wondering for my curiosity. I tried going to settings and clicking the troubleshoot thing, but it still doesn't activate. To open Disk Cleanup Manager, click in the search box next to the Start button and type Cleanmgr.
Be sure to download the right edition. If you upgrade over a properly activated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8. A warranty swap of motherboard is one exception to this though. Do I need a product key to install or reinstall Windows 10? You can legally activate Windows 10 without a product key! If you upgraded from an activated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8. Will mark Karens reply as the answer. All of my genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.
I run a few win 10 machines with various retail oem copys so i speak from experience here. Sorry you had such trouble. Windows 10 will add itself to the boot menu if you install it in a separate volume on a system that already has a previous version of Windows installed. I have tried using my old Windows 7 key but no luck. If the local account isn't connected to a Microsoft account, you'll also need to enter the password for the local account. But when i try to activate it, it says unable to reactivate windows on this device, try again later. He's gotten himself a free copy through his college, I'm now just wondering for my curiosity.