Windows 10: Windows 10 Pro not activating on SSD but okay on HDD

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  1.    23 Nov 2017 #21

    TenneR said: View Post
    @sdowney717 and @NavyLCDR

    As per my post # 12, I can confirm the restored activated (HDD) image to SSD worked, but I'm more interested as why a direct clean install onto SSD doesn't activate on exactly the same hardware?


    When I tried earlier, definitely Pro (not Pro N), to activate on SSD, I clicked through to troubleshoot which confirmed that my device only had a digital license for Windows 10 Home.

    However, why is it that it activates pro on HDD but not SDD and are you not able to have two licenses assigned to the same device?
    We need to see the results of slmgr /dlv from the Windows 10 Pro that is activated. And not your interpretation of the results - we need to see an actual screenshot of the results. I suspect there is actually something wrong with the activation of the Windows 10 Pro that is showing as activated. Also a screenshot of the Activation screen from Settings, Updates and Security:

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  2.    23 Nov 2017 #22

    bestellen said: View Post
    If you have a valid license you can get a GenuineTicket and use it to clean install or repair install.
    I have a valid license, and also did a fresh clean install on the wiped drive. I had done an upgrade from win7 and decided it need that to get rid of its past, which maybe malware left over. Boot time was cut in half after the fresh install and win10 ran stable. I had been getting driver status fail errors. and win10 was so slow...


    All I did was on an ubuntu linux PC, download win10 pro version 1709 iso from MS.
    I then right clicked the iso in linux file manager and wrote it to a dvd +rw.
    I then booted that dvd with only that one HDD in the PC.
    Told installer to wipe the drive partition, and install win10.
    skip product key prompt.
    When it booted up it was activated, linked to my MS account.

    So no genuine ticket needed. Just a win10 os activated and digitally linked to my MS account on that particular device.
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  4.    24 Nov 2017 #24

    Everything looks good on that activation. When you try to run it from the SSD, make sure the computer name is the same as the activated installation. Also, I would log in with a Microsoft Account just to get the digital license linked to it.
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  5.    24 Nov 2017 #25

    get genuine ticket and save it....
    install OS
    copy ticket into proper folder
    reboot
    activated...
    done...
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  6.    24 Nov 2017 #26

    Kyhi said: View Post
    get genuine ticket and save it....
    install OS
    copy ticket into proper folder
    reboot
    activated...
    done...
    Post #12:

    TenneR said: View Post
    Thanks for the input everyone.

    The Genuine Ticket method did not work, but when I deployed my successfully activatd HDD image to SSD, that seemed to work. I then clean installed again on the SSD but that failed to activate.

    @NavyLCDR
    On the activated HDD, I get identical details as your screenshots except the installation ID.

    With the SSD, there were a few notifications, a couple with which I had to type the following into Powershell

    slui.exe 0x2a ...

    0x803f7001 - server name or address can't be resolved
    0x80072ee7 - server name or address can't be resolved

    0xc004f034
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