Sorry, MS has changed their activation method for the Win10 Upgrades. They won't allow you to use an existing Win7/8/8.1 key by entering it.Also is there a way to activate windows 10 as I did clean install and I can't do activation?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media. If that doesn't work, then it must be the "With Bing" version. Good luck finding that ISO. If you can actually get a version of Windows installed, even in a non activated state, you could run this to find out what version of Windows was installed by the OEM. Showkey
In your system specs it says your rig is self-build. I'm assuming that means you bought an OEM 8.1 license?? Just use the exact same installation disk and key and all should be fine. Or is that what you are already doing??
My Windows 8.1 MSDN ISO's will read and use Retail keys and OEM embedded keys. As far as I know my MSDN ISO's are identical to retail DVD's. As far as I know there is no separate OEM/Retail install media anymore. The install media you get via the Media Creation tool is the same way. It will read and use OEM embedded keys. I've versified it myself. If I install Windows 8.1 from the MCT on my laptop I don't get asked for a key and it activates online with no issues. If try to install 8.1 Pro though I get asked for a key, then I enter my MSDN Pro key. If you install any other version than what the OEM key is for you will be prompted to enter a key. My MSDN ISO's are multi edition, Core and Pro. If I use that ISO on my laptop Core gets installed automatically as that is what the OEM key is for. If I use it on my desktop PC that has no OEM key I get prompted to enter one.
Sorry. Ignore my previous post. I forgot this is for an Acer Aspire V3-771G laptop
Earlier on you said you said with regard to your license:
- You have a Win 8.0 installation DVD that came with the laptop,
- The Win 8.0 installation DVD is not an Acer recovery disk but is a proper Windows installation Disk
- You also have a Win 8.1 upgrade DVD that you purchased direct from Microsoft
- The Win 8.1 upgrade was executed without error and Windows was still recognized as genuine product
Please confirm all of the above are correct
But I am still confused as you also posted:
Like I said, I am totally confused here about what you bought, what DVDs you own etc etc etc
Please confirm all of the above
backup cause acer doesn't provide OEM disks anymore. When windows 8.1 came out I upgraded it online and also got dvd from microsoft to use as backup just in case if something goes wrong.
Now when windows 10 came out, I didn't realised I need to upgrade it first to make it activated. I did cleaned install and now I am stuck with unactivated version of windows. Now whenever i try to activate it, it doesn't saying key is not genuine. (obviously key embedded in BIOS is for windows 8)
I am trying to boot my laptop with windows 8 DVD and I get error of product key not valid.