Cannot Activate - Keep waiting?

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  1. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Yeah...you see the little note on step 15? Yeah ....i did that. So you are telling my my upgrade is a clean install but its exactly the same as what that guy did but mine is wrong?
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  2. Posts : 24,298
    Mint 20.3
       #22

    brazosdog02 said:
    Yeah...you see the little note on step 15? Yeah ....i did that. So you are telling my my upgrade is a clean install but its exactly the same as what that guy did but mine is wrong?
    That step is after he has the box registered on the M$ servers for W10 not for the first upgrade.You did it wrong don't know how the other guy did it but you did yours wrong and need to start from square 1 and that is a activated W7 running on your box and select keep everything. You could also purchase a W10 key your choice.
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  3. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Im sorry everyone. Im not trying to be a dick. Im hugely appreciative of all of this help. Im just really frustrated. Ive never had problems like this.

    OK....so...lets go back to windows 7. From teh ISO I burned, and from activated windows 7, I CANNOT SELECT KEEP NOTHING, but I MUST select 'keep everything'? Think that will work?
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  4. Posts : 24,298
    Mint 20.3
       #24

    Yes that should work as what you have now does not.
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  5. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #25

    Alright...ill give it a go...again. 5th time's a charm?
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  6. Posts : 17,256
    Windows 11 Pro
       #26

    brazosdog02 said:
    Alright...ill give it a go...again. 5th time's a charm?
    Good luck!
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  7. Posts : 42
    win 10
       #27

    Cannot Activate - Keep waiting?


    I had a similar problem. It was solved after many updates (security and importante) were installed. After restart, win10 was activated
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  8. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #28

    If this doesn't work this time, I'm going to have to buy it. I cant sit here for the next week hoping it will update or upgrade or activate or not....ive spent almost a week on this already. Ill just chock it up to being gotten by Microsoft.
    Also, if I cannot upgrade directly from windows 7 and my windows 10 iso, I will have to buy it.

    Some say I can some say I cant...I don't know.
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  9. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #29

    OH MY GOD. It Worked.

    Now a 'reset' will be a 'clean install' at this point, yes?
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  10. Posts : 17,256
    Windows 11 Pro
       #30

    brazosdog02 said:
    OH MY GOD. It Worked.

    Now a 'reset' will be a 'clean install' at this point, yes?
    Yes. Congratulations! Achieving activation is like achieving Nirvana.
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