Windows 10: Activation doesn't work when upgraded from windows 7 sp1 retail 10162 Solved

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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
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       04 Jul 2015 #11

    LittleJay said: View Post
    That is what a MS rep told me as well, when I called about the activation error after I upgraded W7 to 10158. But since yesterday I noticed that it has now activated.
    Good info. I will give it some time. Maybe I will leave my computer on tonight and see if that happens.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
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       04 Jul 2015 #12

    Windows Product Key Information
    Product Name: Windows 10 Home Insider Preview

    Product ID: (Removed)
    Installed Key: (Removed)
    Original Key: (Removed)
    Original Edition: Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
    OEM Key: Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware

    That is my issue. Windows 10 is confused on what version I upgraded from. I did a test upgrade from the oem version and it activated without issue. I wish I found showkey earlier.

    Showkey shows the retail version from an earlier test

    What I am going to do know is basically flip flop the version. The Oem will be upgraded to 10 and the retail will stay on windows 7. That is going to take some work.
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  3.    04 Jul 2015 #13

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    Why not wait until RTM when that should work fine. Meanwhile grab a W10 preview ISI if you want to run W10 meanwhile. Backup your original W7 so you can Restore and then update at RTM time.

    Same. But I did not like the preview so I reverted back to 8.1
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