1.    13 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 reinstall using usb


    So I installed w10 and worked fine but then stopped for the life of me I couldn't fix it so I downloaded windows 10 to a usb to reinstall.

    However i I do not have an activation keys.... This is pretty dumb of Ms as they didn't give me any for the download which broke my pc

    plz help?...
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  2.    13 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 940
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    There are no activation keys for the free Upgrade; instead, it is activated automatically when you do the in-place upgrade from an existing activated Win7/8/8.1 install. IF your machine has already had an activate Win10 version running on it, then when you do a reinstall from the USB, just skip the activation screen and it will later activate automatically.
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  3.    13 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    There are no activation keys for the free Upgrade; instead, it is activated automatically when you do the in-place upgrade from an existing activated Win7/8/8.1 install. IF your machine has already had an activate Win10 version running on it, then when you do a reinstall from the USB, just skip the activation screen and it will later activate automatically.

    Hey thanks. After a bit of trial and error I've been able to reinstall win 10 and skipped entering the code however it has not recognised that I was running a previous version of windows like it did in the original install so says. I need activation
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  4.    13 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,551
    Windows 10 Pro

    Did you install the exact same version of Windows 10 that was on previously? Home, Pro, N, Single Language....
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