1.    06 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Clean install after OEM upgrade - This device doesn't have a valid dig


    Last year I upgraded my laptop's Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 and didn't have any problems. Recently, I messed up my system while editing some partitions and decided to go with a new clean install of the system believing that the hardware would bring its authorization over to the new installastion. I downloaded and installed the most recent European (no media app) image.

    After installation all I can see is this:
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    and I ended up reading this post. As suggested, I tried to execute:

    slmgr.vbs -ipk TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

    in an adminstrator-level command prompt, but I got this error:
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    how should I proceed? I read elsewhere that I may have to re-install Windows 7, activate it and then upgrade. How can I obtain an authenticated operating system again?

    (I still have my Windows 7 activation key).
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  2.    06 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,942
    W10Prox64

    Hi.
    Is this because you went from W7Home to W10Home, and now you've installed W10Home-N? Once a system has been upgraded AND activated, you can clean install as many times as you want/need, but the activation is for that edition only, not a different edition.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    07 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I'm in Europe right now, but I was in Asia when Iupgraded to WIndows 10. I will try the complete version.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    07 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,942
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by maja View Post
    I'm in Europe right now, but I was in Asia when Iupgraded to WIndows 10. I will try the complete version.
    Sounds good. Let us know how it goes.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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