Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
  1.    10 Feb 2016 #21
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Don't want to get into an argument about this, but I recently went through this very thing -- clean-install using build 10586.35 on an HP laptop -- and after the install, it would NOT activate, no matter what I entered. And, even though the product key was embedded in the SLIC table in the BIOS (as reported by showkeyplus and Belarc), it did NOT read it or use it.

    What worked was using the GenuineKey XML method as documented in this forum -- but that requires saving off the activation xml file before doing the Win10 install.
    When you started the install, did it ask you to select either the Home or Pro version to install?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    10 Feb 2016 #22
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 941
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    When you started the install, did it ask you to select either the Home or Pro version to install?
    Yes -- and I selected the proper version.

    Don't get me wrong -- I'm not criticizing what you said ... it's just that I'm on the HP Forums everyday and HP machines are weird!! Some upgrade without problems, some have minor issues, and others (like mine) are a disaster!

    Just want folks to know that even though entering a Win7 product key SHOULD work, with HP machines, it might not -- and if they do the genuineticket approach ahead of the upgrade (as I did) they are more likely to have activation success later.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
With a new CPU/Mobo, how much does it cost to re-activate my license?
If I get a new mobo/CPU how much does it normally cost to re-activate Windows 10 PRO? (USA) I can obtain a license for Windows 10 Education cheaply. Does that help me in any way? Can I use that license to re-activate Pro? If not, can I use that...
General Support
Solved Looking for LAN drivers for Asus P7P55D-E Pro MOBO Windows 10 Compatib
Hello all, I recently did the upgrade to 10 when they sent it to me. However I didn't really get to use it because there apparently is/was no drivers for the LAN adapter on my MOBO. Still haven't been able to find them. Asus said they where...
Drivers and Hardware
Windows 10 deactivated after mobo replace.
Hi I have a problem. I upgraded my Windows 8.1 (key from Dreamspark) to Windows 10 in april. After RTM release, everything was OK, but I replaced my old motherboard (because it was just cheap shit and it just broke) to Sabretooth 990FX 2.0. My...
Windows Updates and Activation
Confirmation Customer Support will help Activate on hardware change
Apologies if someone's already posted this... but I thought it would be good to know what happens if there are significant hardware changes. I do note that the question didn't ask about a motherboard change though. 630161382042808320 Full...
Windows 10 News
Solved Windows 10 doesnt activate after upgrading with USB installation media
I have created Windows 10 USB installation media using the Media Creation Tool and used it to upgrade to Windows 10, however when the upgrade is done Windows 10 will not activate and says" Key has been blocked". I started the upgrade process from...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums