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  1.    31 Aug 2015 #11
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    One thing to add, you do not enter a key during the clean install. It will ask 3 times, but you should just:
    1.skip
    2.skip
    3.Do this later(bottom left corner)
    If you add a PID.txt file with the generic key in it, you won't have to do the skip. It will activate just fine too.
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  2.    31 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    The biggest issue with that, is if you do a upgrade to say Windows 8.1 Pro from the OEM version. It will end up not let you activate under either key. Used to be that you could use the upgrade key, if you went from say Windows 8 Home to Windows 8 Pro. You are stuck having to do an in place upgrade, and you have to choose to delete any previous drivers, etc., during the upgrade process.
    I'm not sure if I totally understand your post? But, my laptop came with 8.0 Core, that's the OEM key in the BIOS. When I did my free upgrade it was running 8.1 Pro with my MSDN key. I got 10 Pro. It activated just fine also.
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