Windows 10 not accepting my product key from Windows 7 (0x004f050)


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Windows 10 not accepting my product key from Windows 7 (0x004f050)


    I upgraded my Windows 7 by running the ISO setup from a USB stick. The upgrade was no problem, but after some days using Windows 10 and having some driver issues, I decided to do a clean install. I booted from the USB stick, and when I was asked for a Product code, I entered the product key from my Windows 7. For some reasons it was not accepted, and I get the error code 0x004f050.

    I even tried the Windows 10 product key (used a script to retrieve it), and that key failed to.

    One other detail: I swapped my HDD prior to the Windows 10 clean install (but after the upgrade), have booted the Windows 10 installation at least once with the new HDD. Could that have caused a problem?
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  2. Posts : 3,865
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #2

    After you do the upgrade, you can clean install windows 10
    When ever your asked for the Key - just choose SKIP
    Do Not enter any Key
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  3. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       #3

    You need to first upgrade your computer then activate it.

    THEN, you will be able to clean install using an ISO or the "Reset this PC" button.
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  4. Posts : 219
    10 (Free upgrade)
       #4

    You need to first upgrade your computer then activate it.
    He did that. Did you read the post?

    During the clean install, when you are prompted for the key, underneath that select 'Skip this step' and you'll be fine.
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I just checked my activation status, and it shows as activated. Sorry, I'm a bit slow at the moment
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  6. Posts : 17,372
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    stavang said:
    I just checked my activation status, and it shows as activated. Sorry, I'm a bit slow at the moment
    YAY! Achieving activation is like achieving Nirvana
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