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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP

    Cannot activate Win 10


    I just upgraded my win 8.1 installation to Win 10, as released today 7/29. So this isn't a preview. However, it hasn't activated yet. When I click on manually, it tries and just reports that it cannot activate now. This is confusing. I thought there wouldn't be a problem. And the activation page shows the ending number of the key, and it is different than my 8.1 number. Where did the system get this from? In fact I printed it with Magic key, and it is different than my underlying 8.1 key. I had a legitimate 8.1 installation.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 57
    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro

    How did you perform the Windows 10 installation?
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Airdrie, Scotland
    Posts : 69
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Linux

    If you upgraded either with windows update or mediacreationtool don't worry....we've all had it all day. It will happen....server load.
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 102
    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, Windowz10. It performed itself. I clicked on the Reserve Win10 icon, and it told me it was ready, so I clicked on 'Let's continue', and it upgraded my installation.
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 102
    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP
    Thread Starter

    Just read your entry, iBawbag. I guess that makes sense. I'll be patient.
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Airdrie, Scotland
    Posts : 69
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Linux

    If you upgraded either with windows update or mediacreationtool don't worry....we've all had it all day. It will happen....server load.

    see here

    after upgrade windows 10 cannot activate Error code: 0xC004F034
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 83
    windows 7

    I have the exact same problem. Upgraded without a hitch but won't activate and shows a weird key. The install was an upgrade, not a clean install.
    Jim
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Airdrie, Scotland
    Posts : 69
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by otisdog View Post
    I have the exact same problem. Upgraded without a hitch but won't activate and shows a weird key. The install was an upgrade, not a clean install.
    Jim
    3v66t or something? yeah not your fault. Just wait or keep hitting activate. M$ issue. Server load.
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  9.    29 Jul 2015 #9
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 102
    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP
    Thread Starter

    Thanks again, iBawbag, and for the private message. I'll wait...
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  10.    30 Jul 2015 #10
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 83
    windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by iBawbag View Post
    3v66t or something? yeah not your fault. Just wait or keep hitting activate. M$ issue. Server load.
    I'm activated this morning.
    Jim
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