WIndows 10 Activated in sysprep mode from clean install?

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    WIndows 10 Activated in sysprep mode from clean install?

    Hi guys,

    I new to the forum I'm having issues with deploying out-of the box windows 10 on a Lenovo B50-80EW preinstalled win 7 pro and upgradable to win 8.1 Pro however since the new windows 10 update build 1511 ISO I download I thought it would go through OK . without have to do first upgrade install to windows 10

    Secure BOOT on UEFI ON

    From putting the windows 10 ISO in drive it doesnt prompt for activtion key.
    As soon as network settings prompts I press shift/ Contro / F3

    Now in adminstrator Mode I check windows is activated however I have the same model of laptop and I want to mass deploy an image but want to use the OEM key embedded in BIOS to each laptop of this model is this possble to be done as I deploymed on another machine and got message saying this key is already in use is there an issue with the new ISO available from Microsoft .

    I also tried fresh install with out no ethernet or wireless connected and still get on same machine windows is activated in audit mode on fresh setup.

    please help

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    Windows 10 IoT

    I'm no expert on this but here is some stuff I noticed with the new ISO's. I did a clean install on a blank hard drive, on my laptop which has an OEM embedded key for 8.0 Core. I was not asked for a key or to select which version to install. 10 Home installed automatically and activated with a digital entitlement and the generic Home key. showkey showed the installed key as YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7 not the Windows 8.0 Core key. Before doing the clean install I had upgraded from 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro and had a digital entitlement for 10 Pro with the generic Pro key, VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T. To get back to Pro I had to do a change key and enter the generic Pro key. It upgraded and activated fine. All 4 of my PC's have digital entitlements for 10 Pro with that same generic Pro key. If you go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation look and see what it says for Product key. Mine says this PC is activated with a digital entitlement. To get a digital entitlement for each PC you may have to clean install on each one so the embedded keys are used. They may only be read during the install. Something else you could try is run showkey on each one, read out the OEM key, then see if you can do a change product key on the System page and try entering that key.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thanks alphanumeric I will give it ago would this be worth running if it activates on sysprep image on the laptop I'm deploying image to in aduit mode windows is activated remove key so each image of same model laptop can get the embedded key to activate correctly?

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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT

    I don't know? I don't work in IT and don't have any experience with sysprep etc. You know way more about it than I do. It's all changed with Windows 10 and the digital Entitlement, generic keys thing. Plus now reading Windows 8 OEM keys etc. I'm finding new stuff out everyday. There are few smart lads here that can likely help you sort it out. You may just have to be patient and wait for them to be online and see your post.
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