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  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1

    Permanently activated my a_ _ , clean install shows something else.


    I followed the initial Windows Update Win 10 directions to upgrade for free from Win 7 sp1 and had Win 10 activated successfully and even the command prompt code said i was permanently activated.

    To my surprise when i did a clean install from a downloaded ISO directly from Microsoft i can't activate now , Win 10 installed fine , not all that different then when i did clean installs with Win 7 .

    Problem is the computer won't activate , even did a second clean install and the same thing . This is my only computer , never owned anything else so it's certainly not a "installed on another machine issue" and it is definitely the same version of Windows.

    I did do a refresh after i was having issues with the first upgrade but it was already activated , that refresh went haywire and Win 10 started with a never ending loop saying that no boot device was found .

    Have no idea how that happened but it did , well i had to use a Win 7 recovery disk to find a way to boot the machine , i then used a Win 7 image to get back so i can upgrade to Win 10 again .

    After trying for days to get a good ISO burned i finally did and after installing through the ISO no activation is possible anymore.
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #2

    I guess the first question I would ask is whether the edition (home or pro) you installed from the .iso was the same edition you activated after the upgrade from Windows 7?
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by rbmorse View Post
    I guess the first question I would ask is whether the edition (home or pro) you installed from the .iso was the same edition you activated after the upgrade from Windows 7?
    No doubt about it , yes it was.
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  4.    20 Aug 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    No doubt about it , yes it was.
    And second question, during the clean install (not upgrade) from the .iso, you only hit "Skip" or "Next" all 3 times it asked you for a Product Key, right?
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  5.    20 Aug 2015 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    And second question, during the clean install (not upgrade) from the .iso, you only hit "Skip" or "Next" all 3 times it asked you for a Product Key, right?
    Yes Sir , i only remember two times where it requested the product key i believe but i skipped all of them.
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  6.    20 Aug 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    Yes Sir , i only remember two times where it requested the product key i believe but i skipped all of them.
    OK, just checking. It may be time for more questions to come from higher up the "food for thought" chain here.
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  7.    20 Aug 2015 #7
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    How long ago did you clean install, I would give it a few days or even until the next update before I would worry.
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  8.    20 Aug 2015 #8

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazz View Post
    How long ago did you clean install, I would give it a few days or even until the next update before I would worry.

    About four hours ago , what I don't get is the "connect to the internet to activate windows message" above the error code box .

    I have been connected to the internet for hours and have restarted numerous times.
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    About four hours ago , what I don't get is the "connect to the internet to activate windows message" above the error code box .

    I have been connected to the internet for hours and have restarted numerous times.
    Seems weird: "specified product key has been blocked". But, as I understood it, you never specified a product key.
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  10.    20 Aug 2015 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    Seems weird: "specified product key has been blocked". But, as I understood it, you never specified a product key.
    Good point , after i could not get it to activate doing anything else i tried my Windows 7 key so thats where that message comes from , i didn't expect it to work but at this point i will try anything .
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