1.    06 Aug 2015 #1



    Last night I installed windows 10 home premium. This morning when I went on my PC, windows hadn't been activated!! I have tried activating manually and by entering my key but none of it has been any use. I have tried the various "slmgr" commands in cmd they were no use either. Please can someone it's has caused a lot of stress. Additional information can be provided if needed.
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2

    Did you do a clean install or an upgrade from a previous windows, eg 7 or 8.1?

    If you did an upgrade you don't need to enter a key but instead need to skip that.

    If you did an upgrade then a clean install you can also skip the part were you need to enter a key.

    Because windows checks your pc and uses that to activate your windows 10 instead of giving a new key.
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3

    I did an upgrade.
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #4

    And during that upgrade did you enter a key or did you skip that part?
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #5

    Entered a key
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  6.    06 Aug 2015 #6

    That is no good news, an other user was in your exact situation and what to do in said situation is explained here:

    Solved Windows 10 activated using generic key - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #7

    Thank you! I'll read that right away!
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  8.    06 Aug 2015 #8

    I have read it and, honestly, I don't understand what I am supposed to do
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  9.    06 Aug 2015 #9

    There are several ways to proceed from your situation but I'm not exp enough to tell what is best. You can wait for someone else to comment on what to do or proceed below;

    Basically it comes down to this:
    You need to revert to your windows 7 or windows 8.1

    Did you make a backup before upgrading?

    If not see:

    How to downgrade Windows 10: Uninstall Win 10 & reinstall Windows 7, 8 - How-To - PC Advisor

    Once your back on your old OS you then proceed to upgrade but this time SKIP the part were you enter a key.
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