Windows 10: Activation requested - Where can I get the serial nr Solved

  1.    03 Oct 2014 #1

    Activation requested - Where can I get the serial nr


    Hi there
    I forgot to note the serial number on download - I don't want to re-register and download again so anybody got it or can they post a link

    (Windows 10 tech preview - enterprise edition UK version 64 bit)

    Or can I just ignore the activation nag by the watermark.

    Added - I got the key from the TechNet in the DETAILS about the download - said it wasn't required but only supplied for "Compatibility" reasons. However after entering I still got Windows couldn't activate but the activation nag by the watermark disappeared.

    Note this was on an UPDATE from Win 8.1 enterprise so you might not see this in Non enterprise versions.

    Problem now solved.


    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 03 Oct 2014 at 03:18.
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  2.    03 Oct 2014 #2

    TechNet Evaluation Center

    Microsoft said:
    Product Key

    Upon installation, Windows will prompt you to activate. A product key is not required for this software. For recovery scenarios, the following key may be used: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK
    Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise | TechNet Evaluation Center
    Last edited by theog; 03 Oct 2014 at 07:36.
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  3.    03 Oct 2014 #3

    theog said: View Post
    TechNet Evaluation Center
    Hi there
    Thanks - I wondered why the serial was there even though the product would install without one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    03 Oct 2014 #4

    This is the other one.

    Download links said:
    Download links


    Product Key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR
    Download Windows Technical Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
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  5.    03 Oct 2014 #5

    theog said: View Post
    This is the other one.

    NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

    Download Windows Technical Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
    This serial number was included on my download page in the Windows Technical Preview site. Note that it is the same number as I saw (and laboriously typed into my password manager). Did not need it tho as my clean install was already activated without me ever having to include a serial number. Time will tell if real serial numbers will be necessary before launch.
    Last edited by John Pombrio; 03 Oct 2014 at 17:50.
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  6.    03 Oct 2014 #6

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    This serial number was included on my download page in the Windows Technical Preview site. Note that it is the same number as I saw (and laboriously typed into my password manager). Did not need it tho as my clean install was already activated without me ever having to include a serial number.
    Have a read of post two.
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  7.    03 Oct 2014 #7

    theog said: View Post
    Have a read of post two.
    Yep, I did, one was for Enterprise and this other was for the usual suspects. I donno if they both would work on the non Enterprise download. I JUST had my Technet account closed a week ago too.
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  8.    09 Oct 2014 #8

    I downloaded from the simple Microsoft site (not Technet) and installed from the USB drive, it never asked me for the serial. I did write down the serial mentioned above, but it activated without it. I guess it was already in the system.
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