1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Silicon Valley
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    W7/W8/W10
       28 Jul 2015 #1

    W10 b10162 cannot be activated


    I have just installed W10 b10162 x64 which was downloaded from MS a while ago, but it could not be activated because of the product key used. The product key is the one provided when the file was downloaded. What could be wrong?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,529
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       28 Jul 2015 #2

    You'll have to purchased a RTM key, or get one with the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.

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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
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    W7/W8/W10
       28 Jul 2015 #3

    Can the unactivated W10 b10162 be upgraded to free W10 RTM?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       28 Jul 2015 #4

    I'm afraid the free upgrade can only be gotten from a legally activated Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Silicon Valley
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    W7/W8/W10
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    Going back to my original question: Why the Key for W10 b10162 does not work?
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Jul 2015 #6

    churin said: View Post
    Going back to my original question: Why the Key for W10 b10162 does not work?
    The server to activate that and other build is shut down during this time for the upgrade process.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
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    W7/W8/W10
       28 Jul 2015 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    The server to activate that and other build is shut down during this time for the upgrade process.
    Thanks for the info. The message should say so instead of indicating "This product key does not work . . . " I wondered about the timing since I am aware W10 distribution begins tomorrow.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Jul 2015 #8

    churin said: View Post
    Thanks for the info. The message should say so instead of indicating "This product key does not work . . . " I wondered about the timing since I am aware W10 distribution begins tomorrow.
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