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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #11
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    C:/windows/system32
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Correct. You will need to "upgrade" to Windows 10 first.
    DANG! That's where I missed it. Well, I guess I'm back to square 1.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexus One View Post
    So does this mean I'm out-a-luck as far as getting my current copy of Windows 10 activated ?
    Nope, the activation servers a fairly busy, it might take a few days to activate Win10, but not to worry. All windows allow you to install on a trial basis - in other words some features might not be available (personalization) unitl activated, but other than that Windows functions.

    Give it a few days, it should automatically activate is you're connected to the Internet (I disconnect for most of the time, only connect when I need something - so it might take me a week or more to activate)
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by nomadgamer13 View Post
    DANG! That's where I missed it. Well, I guess I'm back to square 1.
    Yep, head down to the 'tape' library and get your backups

    Either restore a backup or do a fresh install of your qualifying OS, then upgrade to Win10 from within Windows, launch setup on the install media - don't boot to the DVD or Flash drive, just access it from File Explorer.
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #14
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 288
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Most be one of the lucky ones.....my upgrade activated within a couple hours.......on its own..
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 57
    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Nope, the activation servers a fairly busy, it might take a few days to activate Win10, but not to worry. All windows allow you to install on a trial basis - in other words some features might not be available (personalization) unitl activated, but other than that Windows functions.

    Give it a few days, it should automatically activate is you're connected to the Internet (I disconnect for most of the time, only connect when I need something - so it might take me a week or more to activate)
    Yes, but a great many things are not enabled in Windows 10 until activated. Most updates to the OS are NOT applied until activated. At least it's on a separate hard drive in that computer....
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #16
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 83
    windows 7

    I just upgraded my Wife's 8.1 laptop w/o a hitch but same problem. Won't activate. Guess I'll just wait and hope it comes through within a couple days.
    Downloaded ISO with the media creation tool and did the upgrade. Hadn't received the notification yet that the upgrade was available.
    Jim
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #17
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 14
    Win10 64 Pro 1607

    Found a solution to error code: 0xC004F034: "mash the heck out of the [Activate] button."

    I can't take the credit for this. Someone else discovered it. I found it in the activation forums here (I think). I just can't remember where. But it works...whew...I'm glad I don't have to go back to 7 and reinstall everything again. Just do a search of the activation forums for the original post if your curious. Use the error code as the search criteria.

    UPDATE: I found the post. It is #26 in "after upgrade windows 10 cannot activate Error code: 0xC004F034"
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