Introduction and issues with Win11 setup from Win10 ver 21H2

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    win10 ver 21H2
       #1

    Introduction and issues with Win11 setup from Win10 ver 21H2


    Hi, Aaron from Singapore. This is the first forum that I have ever participated. Pardon my ignorance.
    As Intro, I was global Applications Engineer in EMI Shielding and Thermal management.
    Started life in IT/Elect since DOS 3.21 and 741 OPAMPs and still dabbling in PI and ESP32.
    Learned of this forum when having issues with Win11 set up unable to validate product key. Thanks.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, welcome to tenforums. For anyone trying to help, please could you provide some background as to how you acquired your Win 10 license.

    Get a copy of Showkeyplus (free, Google, by member Superfly); run that and post a screenshot obscuring details of any actual license code.

    We'd also need evidence that you have a valid license.

    Could you please post a screenshot of the message you see, thus:
    Introduction and issues with Win11 setup from Win10 ver 21H2-screenshot-.png

    Activation issues may also be resolved by contacting your MS regional activation centre.
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  3. Posts : 2
    win10 ver 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Win11 setup unable to validate product keys


    Thanks Dalchina,

    Images inserted Introduction and issues with Win11 setup from Win10 ver 21H2-activation-digital-licence-linked-msoft-acct.pnginclude one from Showkey Plus and
    another from Activation under Setting, showing Digital license being linked to Microsoft Account.
    Win 7 was pre-installed in my Acer Switch 12 (Core M, 4Gb RAM), and upgraded to Win 8.1 and then Win 10,
    hence Digital License.
    After logging in with my Microsoft Account, and under Admin, I mounted the win11x64v1 ISO, and clicked Setup.
    Setup reported "unable to validate product key".
    I spoke with MS SIN Tech Support team today. CS advised that this issue happened because I upgraded from a
    Machine pre-installed with Win 7. If the Tablet was pre-installed with Win 10, this will not be an issue.
    (Caveat: The appraiserres.dll was modified to overcome the TPM 2.0 issue).

    I looked through the MS support and other forums, and the consensual solution seemed to be: a digital license
    linked to my Microsoft Account, validated by Activation, logged into my Microsoft Account, and under Admin mode.

    Not sure what else was missing. Appreciate any suggestion. Shalom!
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Dec 2021 at 12:56. Reason: removed image showing key
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  4. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,759
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
       #4

    @Aaron Chew,
    Aaron Chew said:
    Learned of this forum when having issues with Win11 set up unable to validate product key. Thanks.
    For those running Windows 11 as I am, the elevenforums.com site has been up and running for a while now

    Anyway, I'm not real clear on what your issue is or what you're asking so...

    Lastly, NEVER ever publicly expose your license key as you're doing now. That's how software gets stolen.
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  5. MaloK's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Windows 7 Pro
       #5

    Hi @Aaron Chew

    Please do not post your OEM key on any forum
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  6. steve108's Avatar
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    19041.1466 - 2004/20H1 Pro x64
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    There's nothing to steal from the generic keys posted in this case - they are available on the internet.
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  7. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,759
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
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    steve108 said:
    There's nothing to steal from the generic keys posted in this case - they are available on the internet.
    Luckily Brink deleted the image. And yes, there was another key there, thus the image deletion
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  8. steve108's Avatar
    Posts : 19,607
    19041.1466 - 2004/20H1 Pro x64
       #8

    sygnus21 said:
    Luckily brink deleted the post. And yes, there was another key there, thus why Brink deleted the image
    I goggled the last 5 of both and found them.
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  9. MaloK's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Windows 7 Pro
       #9

    Yes the OEM KEY was a valid Win10 Home installation key.

    Introduction and issues with Win11 setup from Win10 ver 21H2-screenshot00126.jpg
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  10. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,759
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
       #10

    MaloK said:
    Yes the OEM KEY was a valid Win10 Home installation key.
    And that key is NOT a "generic Windows 10 upgrade key"; and thus, should not be publicly posted

    Anyway, as said, if running Windows 11, visit the Windows 11 forums for all things Windows 11. A lot of us from this site are also there. And it's the sister site of this one

    Good luck.
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