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       19 Dec 2015 #280

    Hello Gerry,

    Using the method below should work best for that.

    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
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  2.    19 Dec 2015 #281

    Oh shoot. Already took out and installed SSD on new system lol lemme put it back and generate the xml file. Good thing I read this first
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  3.    19 Dec 2015 #282

    Installed the way you mentioned, but after several reboots, I get no activation... Should I look for the win 7 key and enter it in 10?
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       19 Dec 2015 #283

    Gerry,

    Was the Windows 7 activated when you created the GenuineTicket.xml file?

    Was the edition of Windows 10 you installed for the correct upgrade path from your Windows 7?

    ex: Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro = No
    Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro = Yes
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  5.    19 Dec 2015 #284

    Brink said: View Post
    Gerry,

    Was the Windows 7 activated when you created the GenuineTicket.xml file?

    Was the edition of Windows 10 you installed for the correct upgrade path from your Windows 7?

    ex: Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro = No
    Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro = Yes
    Yes to both questions, I had checked before removing drive to see if it was activated and it was, so not sure why it wont activate now.

    attached snippet of what activation saysClick image for larger version. 

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  6.    19 Dec 2015 #285

    bullfights said: View Post
    Yes to both questions, I had checked before removing drive to see if it was activated and it was, so not sure why it wont activate now.
    What version of Windows 7 did you have?
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  7.    19 Dec 2015 #286

    7 professional
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  8. Posts : 28,623
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17655
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       19 Dec 2015 #287

    You could try entering the Windows 7 Pro key, but I'm not sure it'll activate or not since Windows 10 was never activated on the PC yet to have a digital entitlement.

    Worse case, you may need to install and activate Windows 7, and upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
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  •    19 Dec 2015 #288

    Brink said: View Post
    You could try entering the Windows 7 Pro key, but I'm not sure it'll activate or not since Windows 10 was never activated on the PC yet to have a digital entitlement.

    Worse case, you may need to install and activate Windows 7, and upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
    Ok thats what I might do, though I did go looking for the Keys and cant seem to find the dvd case with the key, I have the PC name written on the case. I have the two other, but not this one. Although there is another dvd case with a win 7 key that has no writings on it, it might be that one lol

    I'll have to check tomorrow, worst case I will use the key from one of the other two, since I am parting them out.

    thanks
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  •    20 Dec 2015 #289

    Does this erase hidden and remapped sectors Shawn? I think that the Diskpart command, Clean All, fulfills that.
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