Windows 10: Clean Install after upgrade from 7 don't work !! Can't activate the OS Solved

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  1.    19 Aug 2015 #21

    AllanP said: View Post
    Never saw your post before installing. I would have wiped it also except I had a Linux partition and a backup partion. W10 seemed to do a good job of selecting the right partition and doing a 500Mb system partition so I let it go for it.
    Well that's fine. Question is did it work for you?
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #22

    99taws6 said: View Post
    Well that's fine. Question is did it work for you?
    Yes all went very well; a few programs yet to install and probably a bit of tweaking.
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #23

    AllanP said: View Post
    Yes all went very well; a few programs yet to install and probably a bit of tweaking.
    Awesome glad it worked for you. Hopefully the rest of the experience goes well. I personally have been enjoying 10 almost 6 months now and I wouldn't go back. Microsoft has been quick to fix problems so far
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  4.    22 Apr 2016 #24

    Brink said: View Post
    When you upgrade with the free reserved copy from the GWX app on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, Windows 10 has a generic key included that will activate it.

    If you clean or upgrade install Windows 10 without doing the above first, Windows 10 will not be activated.
    I know this post was from a while ago but it seems relevant to my situation. I did a clean install using Media Creation Tool in Windows 7 to install Windows 10 without doing the "internal" upgrade first. I can't activate 10 now and I have no idea what to do. I don't have the key for 7 since it was a clean install. What options do I have?
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       22 Apr 2016 #25

    here is the tutorial for accomplishing this Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
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  6.    22 Apr 2016 #26

    pivlit2 said: View Post
    I know this post was from a while ago but it seems relevant to my situation. I did a clean install using Media Creation Tool in Windows 7 to install Windows 10 without doing the "internal" upgrade first. I can't activate 10 now and I have no idea what to do. I don't have the key for 7 since it was a clean install. What options do I have?
    If you don't have a Windows 7 product key, then how was it activated previously on that computer? But, now since you did a clean install wiping away the traces of Windows 7, if you don't have a COA sticker on the computer with a Windows 7 product key printed on it, you are going to have to purchase a Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 that comes with a product key.
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  7.    22 Apr 2016 #27

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    If you don't have a Windows 7 product key, then how was it activated previously on that computer? But, now since you did a clean install wiping away the traces of Windows 7, if you don't have a COA sticker on the computer with a Windows 7 product key printed on it, you are going to have to purchase a Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 that comes with a product key.
    The computer already had Windows 7 (genuine and activated). The tutorial in the Microsoft help forum talked about doing a manual install with the Media Creation Tool to USB. The process of upgrading by clicking on the Windows 10 icon in the taskbar wasn't working because it was stuck on "Starting Download" for days. There is a sticker but since this is an older laptop, you can't read it anymore.

    I just find it silly that since the upgrade wasn't working, that I'm the one that has to pay money because a moderator on the Microsoft site recommended a straight manual, clean installation via USB.
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  8.    22 Apr 2016 #28

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    here is the tutorial for accomplishing this Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

    The clean install was already done. That's what I'm having trouble with - the activation with no traces of Windows 7.
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       22 Apr 2016 #29

    Well then your locked in either decipher the COA sticker or somehow other find what that Key was or find an unused windows 7 disk with key to use to Activate it. Yes too bad the MS Tech you worked with didn't have you located the your win 7 key before proceeding with the clean install.
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  10.    22 Apr 2016 #30

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    Well then your locked in either decipher the COA sticker or somehow other find what that Key was or find an unused windows 7 disk with key to use to Activate it. Yes too bad the MS Tech you worked with didn't have you located the your win 7 key before proceeding with the clean install.
    Either way, thanks for your help!
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