Windows 10: Clean install not activated despite upgrading first. Solved

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  1.    01 Aug 2015 #31

    Make sure to log onto your MS account as it yet another way for your computer to be activated.
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #32

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    Make sure to log onto your MS account as it yet another way for your computer to be activated.
    If one initially signs in as first user on a fresh install of any OS with a MS Account, the OS truncates the name
    in a messy way. johndoe@msn.com your username becomes j~b3889^&)()*)crapola.
    Whereas if you initially sign in as just John, not using a MS Account and then CHANGE to johndoe@msn.com
    it keeps your username as John. I like it that way.
    So prior to phone activating I shall do that second stage process and change from local to my MS Account.

    Then in a month or two, no rush, upgrade at that point in time.
    Thanks!
    Windunce
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #33

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    Make sure to log onto your MS account as it yet another way for your computer to be activated.
    There is no evidence that using a MS Account has anything to do with the activation process. The activation is tied to the hardware, not the account.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #34

    Same problem here. I think I selected the wrong ISO though. Can I do another clean install or do I need to start again with the upgrade process. If the product key is stored on the BIOS I guess I can do as many clean installs I liked without a key.
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #35

    How to upgrade win8 to win10 ? With ISO and without ISO ?
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