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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1661
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 7 and Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    How was the original install done, the one you wiped and replaced with this one? Was it an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 or a clean install of the preview? You may have already said but I have so many threads on the go I can't keep track of what one user said. I'm getting tiered too so I'm to lazy to back track in this thread, sorry.
    Original Install was Windows 7 pro, I used Insider build 10133 to upgrade to Windows 10. Since then I been insider upto build 10240. Yesterday I downloaded Media creation tool to create an iso to do clean Install. I booted the iso via DVD drive and formated Windows 10 drive and fresh Installed Windows 10 pro. I skipped all product key steps. I am yet not activated on fresh install. Maybe its their servers.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #1662

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo9r9 View Post
    Original Install was Windows 7 pro, I used Insider build 10133 to upgrade to Windows 10. Since then I been insider upto build 10240. Yesterday I downloaded Media creation tool to create an iso to do clean Install. I booted the iso via DVD drive and formated Windows 10 drive and fresh Installed Windows 10 pro. I skipped all product key steps. I am yet not activated on fresh install. Maybe its their servers.
    Hi there

    I think to get activated on the RTM you should have upgraded from your Win 7 system not from the Insider build.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #1663
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I think to get activated on the RTM you should have upgraded from your Win 7 system not from the Insider build.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I tossed the RTM onto my 10162-over-8.1 setup - it activated, no worries.

    Seems OK so far...


    Wenda.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #1664
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    Win 10

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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #1665
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts : 849
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    How so?? Only people with issues post and the ones that didn't have any will not post "it just worked". So, it's hard to judge how well it went by what we see here.
    I had a dual boot set-up with 8.1 and 10240.

    8.1 downloaded the RTM/GA. I have not upgraded this yet.

    10240 downloaded only some of the files for the upgrade so I clean installed the RTM/GA from the USB created from Microsoft. This wouldn't accept my 8.1 Pro key so I skipped the two screens for Key Input. When I checked the copy it was activated. WooHoo! I had to fiddle about to get the Fast/Slow ring option.

    ...


    EDIT: Using update stuck at 2% so I rebooted and it then downloaded drivers for my PC.

    EDIT. The above EDIT isn't too clear. After Windows 10 was installed, I used Windows Update on the settings page. This installed drivers as shown by Device Manager. Update stuck at 2% for ages so I rebooted. WU then said it failed to install the drivers that it HAD installed. WU continued till there was no more updates
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #1666
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,588
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by jyusa View Post
    But how does MS know this the machine legally upgraded to 10 before? BIOS dose not store key information. Unless MS records all your computer hardware information, including serial numbers etc. That doesn't sounds right? Or, MS just doing this!
    Anytime you activate a PC for the first time, a hardware hash is created on the Microsoft activation server. Along with the Product Code used on that PC. A fingerprint of that PC so to say. Any further activations with that Product Code are compared to that hash, if it matches it activates. It was done so you couldn't use the same key on more than one PC. Small hardware changes are allowed etc, so if you replaced say a video card, or hard drive it wouldn't fail activation. Swap out the motherboard and it would see it as a new PC and activation would fail. I'm not sure what they are doing with Windows 10? Sounds like the same deal only minus the Product Code part. They have recorded your free upgrade as valid on that hardware. Now you can clean install Window 10. What key you use, or even if you have to use one I don't know. It sounds like you just don't enter one at all, leave it blank and click next. That would enter a generic key most times. I haven't done a clean install on any of my systems that I've done the free upgrade on. Not yet anyway. At some point I will, but not for a while though. Not unless I have issues that force one. I need a couple of days to catch up and see where I'm at on each PC. I haven't even made up my install thumb drives yet.
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #1667
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    England
    Posts : 964
    Windows IP 17046

    I'm still waiting for the notification from MS
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #1668
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    Serbia
    Posts : 10,603
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    I'm still waiting for the notification from MS
    Join the club.
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  9.    30 Jul 2015 #1669
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,335
    Windows 10 Pro,

    What notification?
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  10.    30 Jul 2015 #1670
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,603
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    What notification?
    That it's ready for upgrade.
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