activation woes :o(

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by spyfox, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. spyfox

    spyfox MDL Novice

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    I'm running windows 7 64 ultimate on my ssd using daz windows loader for years now. I also purchased windows 8 back in the day of release and have a valid product id for that which i was dual booting 7 and 8 ....8 being on my secondary spinner drive, but 7 on my ssd has always been my primary. I t seems if I do the legit free upgrade its gonna over write 7 on my ssd and replace it... don't want that. So I downloaded the iso 64 windows 10 pro from Microsoft so I could do a clean install on my spinner. First I did put in my product for windows 8 wouldn't take, then tried the windows 7 ultimate key which was generated from daz windows loader....no go.... tryed once again with another fresh install and by passed al the key prompts and still get the error code 0xc004c003 and wants me to put in a valid key. So based on all my research it looks like if I want the legit upgrade free upgrade I have to let this install itself over my primary 7 ultimate....no way gotta keep 7 as primary o/s. Lost and have major headache reading all the posts in the forums trying to figure this one out....any ideas ?
     
  2. Flickspeed

    Flickspeed MDL Novice

    Mar 23, 2015
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    Dude jsut install 7 on the other drive, activate it with daz loader and then install windows 10 over it. Regarding a clean install working and activating after this process, I am a bit skeptical.
     
  3. darkgiver

    darkgiver MDL Novice

    Jul 10, 2015
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    Or you can simply launch the upgrade by mounting the iso in windows 8... (only if your 8 version was the pro... else you can only legally update using the home version iso)
     
  4. spyfox

    spyfox MDL Novice

    Mar 4, 2011
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    yup...thats the exact link I git the iso from
     
  5. spyfox

    spyfox MDL Novice

    Mar 4, 2011
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    me too...cause when I start the upgrade progress on my running version of 10...it didnt look like there was an option to tell it where to go or load up to usb or iso...it just rebooted and stared going..i freaked out and imediatly rebooted to as not to jack my ssd windows 7 I dont trust it
     
  6. spyfox

    spyfox MDL Novice

    Mar 4, 2011
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    hmmm good idea maybe.... i did get windows 8 pro...I could reinstall 8 pro on that partition and then run the upgrade from that side...i dont know...to weary its gonna jack up my c drive and overwrite my 7
     
  7. Flickspeed

    Flickspeed MDL Novice

    Mar 23, 2015
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    remove the other hdd from the system.
     
  8. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    There is no need to remove anything, just mount it in the os you want to upgrade and upgrade it. There are no keys, no licenses, no nothing..straight upgrade and that is really your only choice if you want it for free..then after you have upgraded you can do all the clean installs you want.
     
  9. spyfox

    spyfox MDL Novice

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    so basically...will have to reinstall windows 8 pro on amy designated partition on my spinner secondary drive... make the windows upgrade appear.... and do the upgade from there ? I sure hope its smart enough not to mess with my c drive on my primary ssd harddrive

     
  10. spyfox

    spyfox MDL Novice

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    meh....this is a nightmare... I have 99 gigs on that partition, even had windows 8 installed on it dual boot before I checked out the windows 10 previews, formatted the partition, tryted to reinstall windows 8 told me not enough space to install...are you kidding me it has 99 gigs... uhhhhhh fml