1.    13 Oct 2015 #1

    im not getting an activation from microsoft after clean install


    I wanted to clean install my windows 10 I got from 7 upgrade and its been about 20 mins now and still no activation... should I have had my wifi connected during install?
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  2.    13 Oct 2015 #2
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    When connected to the internet, from a command prompt type "slmgr /ato" without the quotes. I don't think it has to be run as administrator command prompt, but it might.

    That initiates an online activation attempt.
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  3.    13 Oct 2015 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    When connected to the internet, from a command prompt type "slmgr /ato" without the quotes. I don't think it has to be run as administrator command prompt, but it might.

    That initiates an online activation attempt.
    It said "Error: 0xC004C003 The activation server determined the specified product key is blocked" *Sigh* I guess its time to break out the good ole Win7 Disk and just do the upgrade again

    EDIT: So I guess trying to clean install using a usb on a win 10 attained from free upgrade doesn't work?
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  4.    13 Oct 2015 #4
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    Assuming it was activated before you could try slui 4 to get their number and phone them.

    Worked for me in this situation (after a couple of calls).
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  5.    13 Oct 2015 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    Assuming it was activated before
    Before I tired the clean install from usb I had win 10 activated from free upgrade, is that what you mean?

    EDIT: Wait @!#$ I deleted every partition in the setup I think Microsoft uses that to validate the pc....
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  6.    13 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOblivion View Post
    Before I tired the clean install from usb I had win 10 activated from free upgrade, is that what you mean?
    Yes exactly. I lost activation doing clean install (it was activated after upgrading from 7 and wasn't after clean install with same error as you).

    Phoning fixed it but I had to phone a few times to get someone to fix it - some of the MS staff just say upgrade again, some sign on and activate your system with a new key.
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  7.    13 Oct 2015 #7

    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    Yes exactly. I lost activation doing clean install (it was activated after upgrading from 7 and wasn't after clean install with same error as you).

    Phoning fixed it but I had to phone a few times to get someone to fix it - some of the MS staff just say upgrade again, some sign on and activate your system with a new key.
    when I was using slui 4 it states that it uses an automated machine so wouldn't that mean that if it doesn't like the ID I'm screwed lol
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  8.    13 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOblivion View Post
    when I was using slui 4 it states that it uses an automated machine so wouldn't that mean that if it doesn't like the ID I'm screwed lol
    No. After you type in the number if it doesn't recognize it the robot puts you through to a real person.

    It may work - if it does it is quicker than upgrading again..
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  9.    13 Oct 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOblivion View Post
    EDIT: Wait @!#$ I deleted every partition in the setup I think Microsoft uses that to validate the pc....
    Nope. The partitions have nothing to do with activation. I've deleted all partitions on a clean install, and have had several different partition combinations. All mine have activated. I think what happened is some people got their initial activations back when MS was having issues with their activation servers and the proper initial activation didn't get saved properly or got corrupted. That's just my personal theory. I've done 4 or 5 clean installs at my house, including deleting all partitions, and have never had a problem with activation.
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