1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       02 Aug 2015 #1

    Activation Confusion


    Hi All,

    I know there are many threads about the activation system but I was just wondering if I done it correctly.

    I downloaded the media creation tool selected upgrade and it upgraded my PC from W8.1 > W10 and the product got activated.

    I then used the media creation tool to create a USB with the ISO did a clean install like that however it hasn't activated. Microsoft said the error code means I just need to wait but I'm sceptical as they have been telling me wrong information for the past few days.

    Was I meant to do a clean install within windows rather booting up from ISO?

    I tried my W8.1 and it is "invalid".


    Thanks
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 335
    Windows 10x64 15007
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    Can't clean install from within the OS, only upgrade. Appears to me that you did everything correctly and probably should trust MS on this one.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       02 Aug 2015 #3

    cyberrufus said: View Post
    Can't clean install from within the OS, only upgrade. Appears to me that you did everything correctly and probably should trust MS on this one.
    Thanks. Although I just noticed I downloaded W10 Pro N and previously it was W8.1 Pro ... is the N version going to matter I mean it's only the media player but I'm not sure if they have different licenses or are just slightly different images.


    Thanks
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 335
    Windows 10x64 15007
       02 Aug 2015 #4

    Not comparable versions is a potential problem, but I'm not sure of the licensing differences. That's probably a better question for the Microsoft forum.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 38
    10
       02 Aug 2015 #5

    Why do you need to do install from Media?

    You have a year to get it through Windows Updates, Going through Windows Updates is the best way, you don't need to worry about compatibility and license issue, MS does all that for you.
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