1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       01 Aug 2015 #1

    Activation help, Error code: 0xC004C003


    So, I reserved my free Windows 10. When it was July 29th, I got the Media Creation Tool and burned an iso. I didn't upgrade, I went straight to a clean install. Will I be activated automatically soon? Or do I have to upgrade? When I upgrade to Windows 10, at the second reboot, it doesn't reboot at all. I turn it on and it reverts back to Windows 7. Will I get activated?

    Edit: Sorry wrong subforum, can a Moderator delete this? Sorry!
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       01 Aug 2015 #2

    No, you will not get activated.

    You must do an upgrade first, then you can do a clean install. Painful and silly I know but that's how MS knows you have a qualifying OS.

    You will have to reinstall or restore your Windows 7, do the upgrade then clean install.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       01 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks, I guess I have to revert back to Windows 7 for the nth time.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       01 Aug 2015 #4

    Revert to Win 7, Upgrade, then you can clean install if you still want to.
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