Windows 10: I can't activate my Windows 10 Solved

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  1.    04 Sep 2015 #41

    WhyMe said: View Post
    Hey, not sure how relevant this as I am not a licensing guru but thought I should mention

    The install disk in your screenshot drive F: is for 8 PRO N version for EU. The screenshot from post #17 for showkey does not mention the license being an N version (for EU)
    Yep, that's correct... He needs the standard 8.1 (core) iso.
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  2.    04 Sep 2015 #42

    Bingo, if its the "N" version that's why it won't work. Nice catch.
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  3.    04 Sep 2015 #43

    Devilz said: View Post
    Where can I download this MSDN ISO from?? I really need to sort my laptop as running unactivated version of windows causing all sorts of problems.

    You can't download from MSDN without a subscription. If you go here, and download the Windows 8.1 (not Pro) version, it should work.
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       05 Sep 2015 #44

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    You can't download from MSDN without a subscription. If you go here, and download the Windows 8.1 (not Pro) version, it should work.

    And by using the link quoted above, that **should** mean the screenshot below is the version you need to create a disk that accepts your key and activates.

    (alphanumeric / Superfly / NavyLCDR please step in and correct if I am wrong cos like I said my knowledge of licenses is limited. Sometimes I take a couple of goes to get it right).

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  5.    08 Sep 2015 #45

    I downloaded Windows 8.1 iso from here

    Download Windows 8.1 Retail and OEM .iso | The Unofficial Windows 10 Reinstallation Guide

    Created USB and installed windows 8.1 Key was accepted and everything is as it should be. Thanks to all of you for all your input and guidance. Really appreciate all your help.
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       08 Sep 2015 #46

    I was wondering what had happened with your install. Great news. Enjoy.
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