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  1. Joined : May 2015
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    win 10 preview-or Win 10 itself
       06 Oct 2015 #11

    Suddenly after weeks of failure...I am activated. I dont understand why...but I'm awful glad!
    Renee
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Oct 2015 #12

    renee said: View Post
    Suddenly after weeks of failure...I am activated. I dont understand why...but I'm awful glad!
    Renee
    That's great! Two things, well three, you can check to make sure you've got a good solid activation,

    From a command prompt type "slmgr /dlv". Among all the info you should be seeing references to RETAIL channel, and there should NOT be an evaluation end date listed.

    Then type "slmgr /xpr" and the return you should get is "This machine is permanently activated".

    If you get those expected returns, then your new motherboard should have a permanent Windows 10 activation stored on Microsoft activation servers for the version of Windows 10 you have installed (probably Pro), and you should be good to go for future automatic activations.

    As a final check, you can run showkey from these forums and check to see if the Product Key listed is the generic non-insider product key. I'll have to look at past posts to find those, or you can search too. If your product key is the generic non-insider product key that everyone gets from their upgrades, there is more evidence that you are good to go.

    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    This should be your generic Windows 10 Pro product key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
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  3. Joined : May 2015
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       06 Oct 2015 #13

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    Gee... I hope you can read this....
    Renee
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       06 Oct 2015 #14

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    I dont understand.......
    Renee
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Oct 2015 #15

    What I think it means is that somewhere along the line your Windows 10 got activated via an illegal activation service. I'm going to ask superfly on this forum to confirm, because he knows a lot about this. The reason you didn't get an activation for weeks is because that questionable activation server at IP address 10.246.185.66 was not available to do your activation whereas legitimate Microsoft activation servers are available 24/7 (except they are broken or overloaded). However, even if your activation process was pointed to Microsoft servers, you would not get an activation because that product key is tied to the specific non-Microsoft server you got your activation from.

    Your permanent solution is going to be to install a properly licensed and activated version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, upgrade that to Windows 10 to get a real and permanent activation stored on Microsoft activation servers. What you have now is only temporary and will give you activation problems in the future. I'm afraid Microsoft probably will not activate your system for you without doing that because it appear like they won't have a legitimate license to base it on.

    I'm not accusing you of doing anything intentionally, it just looks like one of those "self-activating" ISOs that you can find on non-Microsoft websites - or at least a non-Microsoft activation method that was suggested on a non-Microsoft website.
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  6. Joined : May 2015
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    win 10 preview-or Win 10 itself
       06 Oct 2015 #16

    uh-oh...I have a feeling this is contaminated by kmspico. Should I reinstall by cd? Then I'll be back to where I started from...with no key....
    Renee
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  7. Joined : May 2015
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    win 10 preview-or Win 10 itself
       06 Oct 2015 #17

    OK...I dont know why to go from here. I had a legal activation and no kidding but I had to replace my mb. I see here that I have Win 7 N keys ...and I have a distribo of win 7 N. I assume I can install 10 from Win 7 N. Right or not?
    Renee
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,866
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Oct 2015 #18

    renee said: View Post
    uh-oh...I have a feeling this is contaminated by kmspico.
    Yep, that would do it.

    renee said: View Post
    OK...I dont know why to go from here. I had a legal activation and no kidding but I had to replace my mb. I see here that I have Win 7 N keys ...and I have a distribo of win 7 N. I assume I can install 10 from Win 7 N. Right or not?
    Renee
    Yes, you can reinstall your Windows 7 N. Make sure it is activated. Then use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and you can either use the "upgrade this PC now" option to upgrade to Windows 10 or you can download the proper ISO file and upgrade from that and also make yourself a Windows 10 install DVD or USB for future installs. That should give you a permanent, non-expiring activation and you can re-enter the insider program from that, and/or do clean installs. A proper upgrade should not ask you for a product key. When you clean install in the future, you will skip entering the product key and it will activate based off information that is stored on Microsoft activation servers.

    See the PM I sent you.

    Windows 10 Media Creation Tool:
    Windows 10
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  9. Joined : May 2015
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    win 10 preview-or Win 10 itself
       06 Oct 2015 #19

    I'm back but the news is not good. It do Have 7N keys, a 32 bit disk and a 64 bit 7N system(or vice versa-I forget which). The system will boot but the needed 64 bits is too large for the 32 bit system dispacement.
    Renee
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Oct 2015 #20

    renee said: View Post
    The system will boot but the needed 64 bits is too large for the 32 bit system dispacement.
    Renee
    I'm not sure what you mean by that statement. You can install the 32bit Windows 7 N with your product key. Make sure it is activated. Upgrade to Windows 10 32bit. Make sure it is fully, legally and permanently activated. Then you can do a clean install of the same version of Windows 10 in 64bit, skip entering a product key when asked, and it will activate based on the 32bit upgrade that was done.

    The very first goal is to get a full, legal, upgrade activation pushed to the Microsoft activation servers.
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