I attempted to upgrade mine with a disk & it also would not activate. Doing some searching I discovered the only way it will activate is if you choose the "update this computer" option from the MS Downloader. I uninstalled 10, reinstalled using that method & then it activated.
Thanks for the help, but nada.....I uninstalled my AV and tried every single step listed in the tutorial to no avail....whether I use the manager, try to install from ISO or try to install from a folder on my system I still keep getting the same error.
This is bordering on lunacy....I mean, it shouldn't be rocket science to install a freakin' upgrade!
I had this "Something happened" problem upgrading a win7 pro system with the Release version of Win10. I know the ISO was good because I used the same disc to update multiple systems. In my case I was using the disc on the win7 system prior to "registering" the system for the upgrade via the popup notification that appeared in the tray. So for the heck of it, I accepted the notification and waited for Windows Update to download win10. So I left the system on and waited.
After a couple of days when Windows Update notified me it was ready to apply the update, after making me uninstall McAfee Enterprise as Incompatible, I got one of those 6-8 digit error codes from Windows Update telling me the update failed. Sorry, I can't find the the code. Regardless, searching on the code indicated it was an error because I didn't have Full Control access to Drive C. This was odd, because I was using an account which was in the Administrators group, but it wasn't the default Administrator account. But I did verify in Drive C Security settings that I didn't have Full Control. So I fixed that. But then I also switched back to the default Administrator account which had been disabled by our internal IT staff. Then the update applied and Win10 successfully installed. So I suspect that this issue was caused by one of the STIGS that our IT staff applied.
I did not re-attempt using the ISO after changing the Drive C security settings. Having switched to the default Administrators account not only bypassed the Full Control issue, but any potential drive Ownership issues.
1) Not all Administrator accounts are equal.
I'm having the same problem. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, the Windows 10 pre-check is green, I've tried updating to 10 using Windows Update, the Media Creation Tool and Techbench. I following the instructions very carefully on Techbench, I've verified that my version shows that it is fully licensed for Windows 7 Pro using slmgr /dlv, fully updated 7, disabled my AV, created a new Admin account to run the update, I still get Windows 10 Update Something Happened Setup has failed to validate the product key. Any suggestions would be appreciated.