Windows 10: clean install problems

  1.    25 Mar 2016 #1

    clean install problems


    Can't get serial number to take, windows7 is activated. When I try windows 10 it says serial number wrong?, product id is bottom of labtop. If I use a serial number program it comes up with different serial?. This is a legal copy of windows 7 home,did I download wrong iso?,DID THE ONE FOR SINGLE LANGUAGE,not sure what n version is?. any ideas on what I need to do?
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       25 Mar 2016 #2

    zplugger said: View Post
    Can't get serial number to take, windows7 is activated. When I try windows 10 it says serial number wrong?, product id is bottom of labtop. If I use a serial number program it comes up with different serial?. This is a legal copy of windows 7 home,did I download wrong iso?,DID THE ONE FOR SINGLE LANGUAGE,not sure what n version is?. any ideas on what I need to do?
    Due to various lawsuits the N version is aimed more at European markets but shouldn't be a problem.

    I've done more that a couple dozen Win10 Upgrades over Win7 w/SP1 and Win8.1 and never had to enter the Product Key, it gets picked up from the installed OS. I've only needed to do the online install from Windows Updates.
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       25 Mar 2016 #3

    N version is for European countries.
    KN is for Korea.

    One question, if you don't mind.
    Why did you choose Single Language version?
    Your Win 7 comes with Single Language or you were just guessing ?

    You must have chosen the wrong ISO download.
    For an upgrade install, you have to select the same Windows Edition, Language and bit version your Win 7 is now running.
    Hence my question of Single Language.
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  4.    26 Mar 2016 #4

    As stated, you probably have the wrong version.

    Also for clarity, the product id is not the product key.

    The product key contains 25 random numbers and letters in five groups of five (separated visually with hyphens).
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