1.    26 Oct 2015 #1
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    Product key rejected


    I have downloaded the 10 iso and tried to install it on my laptop running 8.1 Home Premium. The setup guide asks for the product key and does not give me the option to skip. When I input the key (determined by pcadvisor) it rejects it saying that key did not work.

    What am I doing wrong?
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  2.    26 Oct 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    I have downloaded the 10 iso and tried to install it on my laptop running 8.1 Home Premium. The setup guide asks for the product key and does not give me the option to skip. When I input the key (determined by pcadvisor) it rejects it saying that key did not work.

    What am I doing wrong?
    How exactly did you "download the ISO"? And what version of Windows 10 is it?
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  3.    26 Oct 2015 #3
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    Redstone_Four

    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    I have downloaded the 10 iso and tried to install it on my laptop running 8.1 Home Premium.
    That won't work if you don't upgrade first.
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  4.    26 Oct 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    How exactly did you "download the ISO"? And what version of Windows 10 is it?
    Downloaded from Microsoft.
    Win10_N_English_x64.iso
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  5.    26 Oct 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMecanic View Post
    That won't work if you don't upgrade first.
    I'm trying to upgrade Windows 8.1 Home
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  6.    26 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    Downloaded from Microsoft.
    Win10_N_English_x64.iso
    You downloaded the wrong version. You want Windows 10 Home without the N.
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  7.    26 Oct 2015 #7
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    Redstone_Four

    Where did you get that file? Did you rename the file? There ain't no N file.

    You can upgrade to Home there:
    Windows 10 Home: Upgrade or Purchase - Microsoft Store

    Or download it there but you'll have to Mount the file instead of clean install:

    Windows 10
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  8.    26 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMecanic View Post
    Where did you get that file? Did you rename the file? There ain't no N file.
    There most certainly are N versions, both from Media Creation Tool and Microsoft Tech Bench:

    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
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