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  1. Superfly's Avatar
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       #21

    Bree said: View Post
    @Superfly knows more about this than I do and can probably fill in the details. As I understand it the ****H8Q99 generic key for Home was used in error by Microsoft in some early releases of the install media, with the consequences seen in this thread.
    Well, besides MS's fail regarding the VL default key in prior versions, the problem we have is that as Digital
    Licences are renewed at regular intervals, should an installation with the VL key not renew successfully, it will try to reactivate with KMS (which obviously does not exist in a home environment and activation nags begin)...

    My suggestion, therefore, is for all Home users to check that the installed key is not ****H8Q99 - if so change it to the correct one and save yourself the hassle as the the OP had.
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  2. Posts : 284
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #22

    Just let me say this, I did NOT use the product key ****H8Q99 when installing Windows 10 Home. The key I had and used was ****X2D97. So MS with it's magic changed it?
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  3. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #23

    huffman said: View Post
    Just let me say this, I did NOT use the product key ****H8Q99 when installing Windows 10 Home. The key I had and used was ****X2D97. So MS with it's magic changed it?
    When you did your install, did you get a menu asking you which Edition of Windows 10 to install, Home, Pro, etc?
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  4. Superfly's Avatar
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       #24

    huffman said: View Post
    Just let me say this, I did NOT use the product key ****H8Q99 when installing Windows 10 Home. The key I had and used was ****X2D97. So MS with it's magic changed it?
    That's my other concern.. how does the key get changed? There is no plausable explanation for that.
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  5. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #25

    Superfly said: View Post
    That's my other concern.. how does the key get changed? There is no plausable explanation for that.
    PID.txt file in the sources folder maybe? With the wrong key in it?
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  6. Superfly's Avatar
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       #26

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    PID.txt file in the sources folder maybe? With the wrong key in it?
    Dunno, it seems a proper install (i.e Walmart key blah, blah) then for some reason the VL gets installed (via WU?) for some reason... not the first time we have this...
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  7. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #27

    Superfly said: View Post
    Dunno, it seems a proper install (i.e Walmart key blah, blah) then for some reason the VL gets installed (via WU?) for some reason... not the first time we have this...
    You'd know better than I would.
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  8. Superfly's Avatar
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       #28

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    You'd know better than I would.
    LOL.. it's someting I need to replicate but nope, I dunno the reason
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  9. Posts : 284
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #29

    After getting the Product key fixed and Windows 10 Home activated again, NOW I can NOT get Macrium Reflect to make a good image. I have made the image in Macrium 3 times and all failed to verify.

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    I have no idea but I suspect it has something to do with having to get Windows activated again. I have considered uninstalling Macruim and then reinstalling it. I don't really believe that would help


    Any suggestions
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #30

    One known cause for data verification to fail is faulty memory. Test yours first before looking at anything else.

    ...I was able to systematically test pairs of DRAM until I discovered DRAM3 was causing the issue.
    Macrium seems to be happy now that I have removed from my mobo.
    Macrium Reflect Data Verification failed issues
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