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  1.    10 May 2017 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by red454 View Post
    Followed the instructions, generated the Ticket from the activated Win7 install, placed it to the proper folder in my borked Win10 install... and nothing. The file disappears from the folder after the reboot. Tried again - verified the file was there, reboot - no activation. Unless it takes a while, but every activation I have ever done was almost instantaneous. So, I would say that this points to something screwy on the MS end.
    Oh, hmmmm ....are you sure your OS is in good shape? Maybe try an in-place repair?
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    All you do is download the latest ISO, right-click to mount it, and run setup.exe.
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  2.    10 May 2017 #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Oh, hmmmm ....are you sure your OS is in good shape? Maybe try an in-place repair?
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    All you do is download the latest ISO, right-click to mount it, and run setup.exe.
    I believe that is what the tech tried last night, but the repair option did not show, which created some confusion. So, fast-forward to today. I talked to a different tech, and after explaining everything, he agreed that I should be good with my link to the MS account, BUT they only support the public release and could not help me with the Insider version. I would have to work through the Windows Insider community. So there you have it.

    I still have a few things I want to try, like pushing a fresh copy of 10 over my (ACTIVATED) 7 installation. However, I still suspect that something on their end has me blackballed, so unless there is a way to reset something on their end, I am hosed no matter what I do, short of purchasing a new key, which given all the time I have spent on this, would be a drop in the bucket.

    Having said all that, your link posted above is probably what I will try next...
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  3.    10 May 2017 #43
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    What version Insider are you running?
    Looks like they have 15058 and 15063 available for download.
    If you're past that, the in-place upgrade can't be done using these. It needs to be the same or later than what's on the system.

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    You'd have to create your own ISO from the files left on your system, probably using the UUP to ISO method.
    UUP to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 Build Upgrade Files Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Oh my goodness! What a mess......... So sorry you're going through this.
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  4.    10 May 2017 #44
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    I am on 16188.1000. And mess is quite the understatement...

    I was reading about how you have to be on the same version. So, the saga continues.

    I started a post here:
    Insider Activation lost after recent Insider updates - Microsoft Community
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  5.    10 May 2017 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by red454 View Post
    I am on 16188.1000. And mess is quite the understatement...

    I was reading about how you have to be on the same version. So, the saga continues.

    I started a post here:
    Insider Activation lost after recent Insider updates - Microsoft Community
    Will be interesting if anyone there comes up with a solution other than a clean install.

    We have a tutorial now to make an ISO of an existing installation. Using that, you can run an in-place repair. This will keep all apps/applications/data intact.

    Create Windows 10 ISO image from Existing Installation Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

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  6.    10 May 2017 #46
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    If you have a fully activated Windows 7, I would just upgrade it to the latest Windows 10 RTM version, get the digital license for Windows 10 re-established and be done with it. A couple hours and your done.
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  7.    10 May 2017 #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Will be interesting if anyone there comes up with a solution other than a clean install.

    We have a tutorial now to make an ISO of an existing installation. Using that, you can run an in-place repair. This will keep all apps/applications/data intact.




    Create Windows 10 ISO image from Existing Installation Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

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    Wow - I skimmed over it. That is a lot to soak up. I enabled the Hyper V, and I will need to reboot for that to work. I will tell you that I am starting to get a little burned out on the activation issues, so I may take a break for a couple of days. This stuff really gets me worked up, and I have a lot of computer hardware reviews I need to work on. (As sort of a hobby, I do reviews for a website).
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  8.    10 May 2017 #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    If you have a fully activated Windows 7, I would just upgrade it to the latest Windows 10 RTM version, get the digital license for Windows 10 re-established and be done with it. A couple hours and your done.
    Good point.
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  9.    10 May 2017 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    If you have a fully activated Windows 7, I would just upgrade it to the latest Windows 10 RTM version, get the digital license for Windows 10 re-established and be done with it. A couple hours and your done.
    Yep, that may do it too.
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  10.    10 May 2017 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by red454 View Post
    Wow - I skimmed over it. That is a lot to soak up. I enabled the Hyper V, and I will need to reboot for that to work. I will tell you that I am starting to get a little burned out on the activation issues, so I may take a break for a couple of days. This stuff really gets me worked up, and I have a lot of computer hardware reviews I need to work on. (As sort of a hobby, I do reviews for a website).
    Yeah, actually, you could create a VM, install the latest Insider ISO available from MS, set it to fast ring, then wait for 16188 to come through. When it says restart now to upgrade, you don't, but rather use the UUP to ISO tutorial to make the ISO for that build. Then use that ISO to do the in-place repair.
    It's also possible to just make the ISO from your existing system, if the necessary files still reside (I think) in the Windows.old folder.

    Breaks are always good.
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