1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       31 Jul 2015 #1

    Can't activate clean install after upgrading from Win7


    Hello,

    I'm trying to activate my Windows 10 with the key I got from the upgrade I did with Windows 7.
    I used a virtual machine for the upgrade and it did activated but after a clean install it just saying I can't activate it.
    The actions I did:

    1. Install win7 on virtual machine.
    2. Activate it with a key and update.
    3. Installing the upgrade with the iso file inside the os.
    4. Installed win10 and it was activate.
    5. Got the product key with KeyFinder.
    6. Format the HDD and installed clean Windows 10 with the ISO file.
    7. Tried to activate the clean os with the key I got with KeyFinder.
    8. Got an error that the key cannot be activated (0xC004C003)

    What can I do to activate it?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    沖縄県
    Posts : 119
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    You don't need key to active windows 10,When you install the windows and when the in put key popup you should press SKIP
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    windows 10 pro
       31 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi, same happened to me on wed but I did press skip and windows 10 was activated after the upgrade, then I did a clean install via USB and it's not activated yet, should I go back to win 8.1 and try again the whole process? Thanks
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Win10
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    d00msword said: View Post
    Hello,

    I'm trying to activate my Windows 10 with the key I got from the upgrade I did with Windows 7.
    I used a virtual machine for the upgrade and it did activated but after a clean install it just saying I can't activate it.
    The actions I did:

    1. Install win7 on virtual machine.
    2. Activate it with a key and update.
    3. Installing the upgrade with the iso file inside the os.
    4. Installed win10 and it was activate.
    5. Got the product key with KeyFinder.
    6. Format the HDD and installed clean Windows 10 with the ISO file.
    7. Tried to activate the clean os with the key I got with KeyFinder.
    8. Got an error that the key cannot be activated (0xC004C003)

    What can I do to activate it?
    Let me guess - key ends with -3V66T? That's a generic key wich does not activate Windows unless your hardware is recognized by activation server -wich it should as you were activated before clean install. Same thing happened to me - all we can do is wait a few days, and if it does not activate, contact support.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       31 Jul 2015 #5

    baggadap said: View Post
    Let me guess - key ends with -3V66T? That's a generic key wich does not activate Windows unless your hardware is recognized by activation server -wich it should as you were activated before clean install. Same thing happened to me - all we can do is wait a few days, and if it does not activate, contact support.
    The key doesn't end with this text.
    I think maybe I should contact support.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 48
    Win 10 Pro 64x (1607)
       31 Jul 2015 #6

    I updated my win 7 pro via the ISO file, had no problems with 10 activation. I then did a clean install and when the serial number box came up I clicked skip, then the same box reappeared and I clicked skip again. 10 installed without problems and I checked to see if it was activated and it was.

    The only thing I'm getting is loads of warnings and errors in event viewer but 10 seems stable and I've had no BSOD or anything else.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #7

    I fixed it.
    The things I did:

    1. Install win7.
    2. Activate it and log in to your Microsoft account.
    3. Upgrade to win10 inside the OS and skip everything at the setup.
    4. Log in to the account after you see that the OS is activated.
    5. Download KeyFinder and save the product key for later.
    6. Take the product key and activate it again.
    7. Do a clean install, skip the product key but log into the account.
    8. See if the OS is activated but anyways, activate the OS with the product key.

    I don't know what they did and if the product key is good but I did this and now the OS is activated.
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