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  1. Kyhi's Avatar
    Posts : 3,541
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #41

    the preview activation server has been shut down...
    The reason for this is they are testing the roll out
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  2. Superfly's Avatar
    Posts : 3,326
    Thread Starter
       #42

    smileye said:
    Attachment 24830
    I found this
    surprising as have since bought and used Win 8.1 for years
    can't activate with the installed key in the photo
    though i used this key when 1st installed the ISO today
    what next?
    windows 10 pro 10240
    It's due to a clean install... the free upgrade must be done on an existing genuine Win7/8 installation first - Your Device ID then gets registered with a store licence and subsequent installations (with the generic key as per your illustration) will be automatically activated.

    Use WDT to confirm ... clicking the validation code will show it's a store licence.
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  3. smileye's Avatar
    Posts : 87
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #43

    Superfly said:
    It's due to a clean install... the free upgrade must be done on an existing genuine Win7/8 installation first - Your Device ID then gets registered with a store licence and subsequent installations (with the generic key as per your illustration) will be automatically activated.

    Use WDT to confirm ... clicking the validation code will show it's a store licence.
    best answer superfly
    right now guess what ?
    have reinstalled win8.1 + all updates
    now there's not a win10 Pro ISO 10240 out there to d/l
    as they've all reached their limit .. hahaha
    I can't get one ..
    if i do find one I'll make a disc and reboot
    and ONLY install if setup says something like
    "we have detected you have an existing operating system 8.1
    would you like to upgrade "
    YES ... next .. :)
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  4. simrick's Avatar
    Posts : 16,108
    W10Prox64
       #44

    smileye said:
    best answer superfly
    right now guess what ?
    have reinstalled win8.1 + all updates
    now there's not a win10 Pro ISO 10240 out there to d/l
    as they've all reached their limit .. hahaha
    I can't get one ..
    if i do find one I'll make a disc and reboot
    and ONLY install if setup says something like
    "we have detected you have an existing operating system 8.1
    would you like to upgrade "
    YES ... next .. :)
    I think the servers for 10240 activation have been shutdown by MS. You might try upgrading to 10162/66 and activating, then taking 10240 through Windows Update - that's the only way MS want you to take it, because they are testing the delivery method now. And be sure to be logged in with your MSA.
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  5. smileye's Avatar
    Posts : 87
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #45

    simrick said:
    I think the servers for 10240 activation have been shutdown by MS. You might try upgrading to 10162/66 and activating, then taking 10240 through Windows Update - that's the only way MS want you to take it, because they are testing the delivery method now. And be sure to be logged in with your MSA.
    hmmm
    At this point I'm a prolly wait till 29th
    looking too dodgy , if i got the 10166
    would i really get the latest via update
    as , they've shut down those activation servers

    i missed the boat
    hey hey on the main computer
    I'm sitting here with win 10 enterprise genuine activation
    which ain't bad at all :)
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  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 14,072
    Windows 10 IoT
       #46

    smileye said:
    hmmm
    At this point I'm a prolly wait till 29th
    looking too dodgy , if i got the 10166
    would i really get the latest via update
    as , they've shut down those activation servers

    i missed the boat
    hey hey on the main computer
    I'm sitting here with win 10 enterprise genuine activation
    which ain't bad at all :)
    Are you aware Enterprise is excluded from the free upgrade? If you are running the Enterprise Preview it will eventually time out and activation will fail.
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  7. smileye's Avatar
    Posts : 87
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #47

    alphanumeric said:
    Are you aware Enterprise is excluded from the free upgrade? If you are running the Enterprise Preview it will eventually time out and activation will fail.
    Oooh , then I'll avail of the pro or build when it comes 29th
    Thanks buddy
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  8. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 14,072
    Windows 10 IoT
       #48

    smileye said:
    Oooh , then I'll avail of the pro or build when it comes 29th
    Thanks buddy
    What version of Windows 7 or 8.1 are you upgrading from? That will determine what version of 10 you get.
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  9. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #49

    This utility has proven useful. Nirsoft's Produkey was infected with a PUP according to MBM so thanks for this.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,547
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #50

    @Superfly

    Great tool Craig, I used it on my desktop and saved it to OneDrive so as to have access from my other PC when I finally clean install, if something goes left, and I need them. I definitely need to do it on my Laptop that was Win7 before too.

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