Windows 10 home to pro upgrade, error 0x8000FFFF

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  1. Posts : 8
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       #11

    NavyLCDR said:
    From a command prompt run "slmgr /dlv" without the quotes. Please post the results here. We'll see if you have a good license for Windows 10.
    Windows 10 home to pro upgrade, error 0x8000FFFF-captureslmgr.png
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       #12

    sousapro said:
    Windows 10 home to pro upgrade, error 0x8000FFFF-captureslmgr.png
    That's interesting. You are activated with a Win8 OEM Core key (according to your Extended PID anyway)

    I assume this only applies to OEM keys. I just activated 10586 with a Win7 Retail key and it shows the Win10 retail PID.
    No trace of my Win 7 key.
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       #13

    Superfly said:
    That's interesting. You are activated with a Win8 OEM Core key (according to your Extended PID anyway)

    I assume this only applies to OEM keys. I just activated 10586 with a Win7 Retail key and it shows the Win10 retail PID.
    No trace of my Win 7 key.
    And the product key -3667T appears to be coming from Windows 8, not Windows 10:
    Blocked Product Key for Windows 8 Pro - Microsoft Community

    That's why the OP can't upgrade from this Home to Pro - the license appears to be invalid. How would you suggest the OP proceed, @Superfly?
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  4. Superfly's Avatar
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    NavyLCDR said:
    And the product key -3667T appears to be coming from Windows 8, not Windows 10:
    Blocked Product Key for Windows 8 Pro - Microsoft Community

    That's why the OP can't upgrade from this Home to Pro - the license appears to be invalid. How would you suggest the OP proceed, @Superfly?
    Well, the thing is, it shows as licenced anyway - that's what's confusing me (and the upgrade assistant, I suspect)
    The basic info points to a Win8 activation (albeit it obviously is Win10)

    I think the OP needs to get digital entitlement via a GT.xml in order to get the upgrade - or purchase a Pro key.
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  5. Posts : 8
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       #15

    Superfly said:
    I think the OP needs to get digital entitlement via a GT.xml in order to get the upgrade - or purchase a Pro key.
    how do I get that digital entitlement?, also keep in mind that I had been able to upgrade from windows 8.1 home to pro on an identical laptop to this one and this one was also giving a very similar error when trying to upgrade on windows 8.1.

    edit: I can also roll back to the factory image on the laptop and we can try to tackle this one windows 8.1 if you think it will work better
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  6. Superfly's Avatar
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    sousapro said:
    how do I get that digital entitlement?
    See Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

    You can get the ticket from your current install ( if it's properly activated... it reads the OEM key and HardwareID) then clean install Win10 Home with it following the instructions.

    PS: If that ticket does not work, then you will need to install Win 8.1 Core first to get one.
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  7. Posts : 8
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       #17

    okay, working on that now. will keep everyone in the loop.
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  8. Posts : 8
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       #18

    okay, just restored my genuineticket and it's still giving me that error. back to 8.1 oem?
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  9. Superfly's Avatar
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    sousapro said:
    okay, just restored my genuineticket and it's still giving me that error. back to 8.1 oem?
    I figured what the problem is... the licencing files support Win8.0 OEM keys and thus activates with that - strangely enough no Win 8.0 retail or any type of Win 8.1 keys are included.

    To bypass Win 10 using the OEM key on clean install, you have to include a pid.txt file in the sources folder of the install media.

    To do this save the following in notepad as pid.txt:
    [PID]
    Value=TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

    PS: Its way past my bed-time - so gonna leave you in the capable hands of the installation experts. Good luck.
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  10. Posts : 8
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    Superfly said:
    I figured what the problem is... the licencing files support Win8.0 OEM keys and thus activates with that - strangely enough no Win 8.0 retail or any type of Win 8.1 keys are included.

    To bypass Win 10 using the OEM key on clean install, you have to include a pid.txt file in the sources folder of the install media.

    To do this save the following in notepad as pid.txt:
    [PID]
    Value=TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

    PS: Its way past my bed-time - so gonna leave you in the capable hands of the installation experts. Good luck.
    after following all of these instructions and rebooting 4x on a fresh install of windows 10, i'm getting connect to the internet to activate windows, Error code: 0xC004F074.
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