Windows 10: Can't activate Windows no matter what I do Solved

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  1. Posts : 179
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       22 Dec 2017 #31

    OK, got better results except it is wanting to do an upgrade so I'm letting it run. Will get back here as soon as it stops doing things.
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  2.    22 Dec 2017 #32

    Well yes, when you change the mobo a new DL has to be generated.
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  3. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       22 Dec 2017 #33

    I'm thinking that Microsoft is not seeing the key as 'Retail' but rather Microsoft is seeing a 'OEM' key.

    From post #1
    PC first had Win 7 Home 32bit (retail with key)
    From post #1
    Upgraded PC mobo and installed new memory.
    Picture in post #7 shows Retail
    I don't think Microsoft is seeing Retail.

    If my thinking is correct.
    Because you have change your motherboard the 'OEM' key is not working.
    Microsoft see changing motherboard as a new computer and a OEM key will only be good on the system it was first activated on.
    As far as I know you can use a OEM key on another system only with Microsoft's permission.
    I don't know how one would could fix this misunderstanding without calling Microsoft.

    Jack
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  4. Posts : 179
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       22 Dec 2017 #34

    EUREKA! See attached. How do I thank you? I guess we'll never know what happened except maybe things got lost or screwed up when I did the .iso to a blank drive.

    Again, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5.    22 Dec 2017 #35

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    EUREKA! See attached. How do I thank you? I guess we'll never know what happened except maybe things got lost or screwed up when I did the .iso to a blank drive.

    Again, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hey bud... Merry Chistmas! Super glad ...
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  6. Layback Bear's Avatar
    Posts : 994
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       22 Dec 2017 #36

    Wright Write that key down and put in a safe place.

    Is your system activated properly at this time?

    Jack
    Last edited by Layback Bear; 23 Dec 2017 at 02:10.
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  7.    22 Dec 2017 #37

    Cool beans! Happy Holidays!
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  8. Posts : 179
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
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       22 Dec 2017 #38

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    Yes, it's activated and the key's in a real safe place.

    Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all of you, too.
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  9. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Dec 2017 #39

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Write that key down and put in a safe place.

    Is your system activated properly at this time?

    Jack
    Corrected.
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  10. Layback Bear's Avatar
    Posts : 994
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       23 Dec 2017 #40

    Thanks axe0.

    I corrected the post # 36.

    Jack
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