Windows 10: How to activate WIn10 Build 10240 CLean Install Solved

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  1.    16 Jul 2015 #1

    How to activate WIn10 Build 10240 CLean Install


    I installed Build 10240 on a brand new SSD drive with no problems. However, Windows rejects the the activation code I found on another post in this forum:

    How to activate the latest Windows 10 build - Microsoft Community

    That post says activation really isn't necessary, but in fact it is. So is there a way to activate a clean install of Build 10240?

    I tried entering the code from my Win7 DVD, but (of course) that was rejected also.


    Edit:

    Well DARN!!! Windows says it is the 32-bit version -- so of course it is going to reject the 64-bit version activation codes. I don't know if I clicked on the wrong download or if it was just mis-labelled. Looks like I have to start over.

    Oh well.
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  2. Posts : 4,999
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       16 Jul 2015 #2
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  3.    16 Jul 2015 #3

    Well I made a new Install disk with the 64-bit build, did another clean install, \ and it still rejects the activation code listed above. I did verify that the system is 64-bit so that is not the problem.

    Does anyone have any other ideas???
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  4.    16 Jul 2015 #4

    You can't do a clean install of build 10240 and activate it. It must be activated via upgrade from a previously activated build like 10166.
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  5. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       16 Jul 2015 #5

    With clean install. From Admin Command Prompt, Try this:

    ** Illegal KMS REMOVED **
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Jul 2015 at 10:29.
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  6. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       16 Jul 2015 #6

    2.slmgr /skms kms.xspace.in
    This server seems to be down



    ~edit~

    Ops... my mistake.. It's working now !

    Last edited by Vladimir; 16 Jul 2015 at 22:53.
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  7. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       16 Jul 2015 #7

    Vladimir said: View Post
    This server seems to be down

    Just tested myself. This is the same procedure used to activate leaked build 10176 with different product key:
    Windows 10 build 10176 has leaked onto the web - Page 11 - Windows 10 Forums

    ** Illegal KMS REMOVED **
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Jul 2015 at 10:32.
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  8.    16 Jul 2015 #8

    topgun - thanks for the suggestion. I'll try it in the morning & report back here.
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  9. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       16 Jul 2015 #9

    Vladimir said: View Post
    This server seems to be down



    ~edit~

    Ops... my mistake.. It's working now !

    Alright. Glad you got it sorted.
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  10.    17 Jul 2015 #10

    10240 refuse to install


    topgundcp said: View Post
    With clean install. From Admin Command Prompt, Try this:

    ** Illegal KMS REMOVED **

    did not work by me :/
    anny suggestions any help ?

    EDIT >> after restart >> windows said new updates where installed and winver says now activated
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Jul 2015 at 10:35.
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