Activation problem after upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10

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  1. Posts : 29,076
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #41

    Struggling10 said:
    OK… Gang first thing I want to do is thank everyone that has sent time and effort to help me with this!

    Second thing it’s FIXED

    What cured it was I went to adapter/driver website (INTEL) and looked for driver update listed for specific adapter name. They had a generalized driver that covered one listed for adapter in this system. Downloaded/installed icon on taskbar turned to one indicating internet connection while it was installing. Went to settings/activation to do activation, but it had already done it before I even got to it!

    Note of interest when I ask win 10 to check for update of driver it say driver was newest, best or correct (IDRC) which, but it lied there was a better one. So when in question, don’t trust what Win 10 tells you, go to manufacture site and look around.
    Yayyyyyyyyyy! Perseverance pays off!
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  2. Posts : 4,091
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #42

    Great. Please mark this thread as solved.
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  3. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #43

    Struggling10 said:
    Note of interest when I ask win 10 to check for update of driver it say driver was newest, best or correct (IDRC) which, but it lied there was a better one. So when in question, donít trust what Win 10 tells you, go to manufacture site and look around.
    A lot is in the timing of when the newer drivers have been uploaded to Windows update and made available to the users.
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  4. Posts : 3,449
       #44

    Good to hear it's working!

    It seems almost obvious now that the driver was the weak link

    After you reported the components were working (it even processed the Genuine Ticket offline), I looked around here and saw that quite a few had reported success on driver re-installation, so that would have been my go-to as well.

    So it seems when upgrading from older versions, particularly Win 7, make sure you manually update the drivers as it appears Win 10 doesn't automatically update the old.
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  5. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #45

    Superfly said:
    ......So it seems when upgrading from older versions, particularly Win 7, make sure you manually update the drivers as it appears Win 10 doesn't automatically update the old.
    Yeah Superfly that seems to be most important key point with this experience. Especial thanks to you for time spent tying to help with test you setup back on post #15.
    I feel that test and ending statement "Conclusion... network access is the root cause of the error (as it says on the tin) so that's what has to be established...", kind of focused me in that direction but I tried to keep an open mind that it could be somewhere else with win 10 using the network for update downloads and etc..
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
       #46

    If you haven't resolved, make sure you have a NIC driver installed. If the above is what ipconfig /all gave you, you seemingly don't have any NIC configuration. Check device manager and see if there are any devices with a yellow !
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  7. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #47

    laststable, problem resolved over a day ago.
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