activate Windows 10 Pro N

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by LimitsX, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    Hey guys,

    So. I have this laptop that came with Windows 8 core.

    I installed windows 8.1 Pro N x64 update 3. It is VL. Then I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro N x64 april 2016 update. I could not activate win 10 Pro N. I kept getting the digital entiltment error. I tried Win 8.1 Pro N x64 retail version same issue =\.

    What am I doing wrong? How do I activate it? Please, any help?
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #2 lobo11, Jun 13, 2016
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    What do you mean by DE error?:D

    Sometimes it take MS activation servers weeks to activate you, if you've had Win 10 on that computer before it will activate
     
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  3. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    I never activated Windows 10 Pro N x64 on this laptop before..

    This is the error I get: "activation failed valid digital entitlement"
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Seems to be that you'll need either a valid (legal) Windows 8.1 Product Key or install Windows 8 Core again, which should be activated automatically, upgrade to Windows 8.1 Core, should also be activated and after that update to Windows 10 Core! Your Product Key for Windows 8 Core will work only for a Windows 10 Core Version!

    If you'd installed 8.1 Pro VL, you used KMS service for activating! If you update to Windows 10 Pro, it should also be a VL version, which would need to activate using KMS Service too!

    There quite some ways to get Windows 8, whatever Version you like, and you'll find all ways to activate on this Windows 10 Forum, just take the time, search and read about it.
     
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    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  6. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    you cannot upgrade to 10 N in this manner! unsupported
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Afaik VL editions are excluded from the free upgrade programme.