1.    30 Jul 2015 #1
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    My windows 10 isn't activated?


    When I open the system info utility it says my copy of windows isn't activated... this is confusing as I thought Windows 10 was free due to me already having 8.1?
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2
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    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    How did you install Windows 10?
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3
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    bootable usb, I have to do a clean install due to problems with upgrading
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juelz View Post
    bootable usb, I have to do a clean install due to problems with upgrading
    You cannot get the free upgrade by doing a clean install. You must perform an upgrade at least once before you can clean install.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5
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    don't worry I managed to sort it with a helpful YT video
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6
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    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro

    Please indicate how.

    It is for sure that if you have not bought a new copy of Windows 10 but instead used the free upgrade that activation will not stick to a clean install. You must first have done the upgrade then you can blow away the upgrade install.

    So if you have a workaround for that, please indicate how or post the link.
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7
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    The method describe will result in your Windows 10 ceasing to function eventually- once Microsoft gets reports of those being used that way. The keys will be blacklisted.

    Also, note the date on the so called expert's computer. 17.July.2015 ...
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8
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    yeah you are probs right.. I may just have to buy a key but it wont be for now it costs 100
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