[Solved] Windows 10 upgrade and reinstall didn't activate

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  1. Toejam08

    Toejam08 MDL Novice

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    So I had a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed on a newly built rig.

    I used Daz windows loader and upgraded to Windows 10. This left it activated fine. As far as I know, it's supposedly a legitimate activation at that point.

    I then reformatted as GPT on the hard drive and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. I was under the assumption that it should reactivate through digital entitlement. However, it said there was no digital entitlement and would not activate after I clean installed as GPT.

    I tried a second time but now it doesn't even offer the upgrade when I start over on Windows 7.

    Any ideas whats going on? I have seen plenty people report that this method should work. Though the change from MBR to GPT was never mentioned in these reports and I am not sure if that flagged me and maybe blacklisted the hardware or something.

    **Solved: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/69571?p=1235342&viewfull=1#post1235342
     
  2. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    GPT should have nothing to do with it. Reinstall Win10 and wait it out. If you were activated OK the first time you should be good to go. It may take time to go through. And maybe after a few reboots.
     
  3. Toejam08

    Toejam08 MDL Novice

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    I thought so too. I have had it up rebooting a bunch of times for about a month now. =/
     
  4. ashish.k

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    Are you installing Windows 10 Pro? Better download ISO for it and upgrade on Win 7 Ultimate by running "setup.exe" from ISO extracted on your hard drive.
     
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    #6 Toejam08, May 30, 2016
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    I tried calling to activate but it wanted a key which I do not have
     
  7. Toejam08

    Toejam08 MDL Novice

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    Yes I'm using 10 Pro. Unfortunately, that wouldn't work for me since installing from inside the OS wont let me reformat to GPT. I activated 7 Ultimate using Daz Windows Loader, which requires MBR. That is why I did the free upgrade first to get the digital entitlement and reformat to GPT and reactivate 10 PRO through the digital entitlement.
     
  8. ashish.k

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  9. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    make sure u log in with MS account and try activation again. open daz loader and will show u the serial then try to activate.
     
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    #10 glennsamuel32, May 31, 2016
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    I would just stick with MBR ;)
     
  11. lobo11

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    #11 lobo11, May 31, 2016
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    When it asks or does not, keep asking for live person, sooner or later they will switch you to live person.:D

    Any time you call MS and get a Bot, just keep saying live person, no matter what they ask you, see you have to confuse them to speak with live person.
     
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    10ten MDL Novice

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    Before I clean installed Windows 10 after upgrading, I made a backup of my activation using some software from this forum(I don't remember the name) and then restored that activation after clean install. It got activated instantly.
     
  13. Nucleus

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    MSActBackUp by Ratiborus (november rain tutorial).
     
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    Toejam08 MDL Novice

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  15. Toejam08

    Toejam08 MDL Novice

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    I'll try to use the key from Daz when I call.
     
  16. Toejam08

    Toejam08 MDL Novice

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    Lol, Yeah though even when I get a live person, I haven't had the best experiences o_O
     
  17. lobo11

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    Go out of your way to be very polite, nice, kiss grits, lol :worthy::worthy:
     
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    Toejam08 MDL Novice

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    So I was able to finally upgrade again and It wasn't activate at first. I tried a few restarts and waited a day and tried again. Nothing. It said no digital entitlement.

    Then I gave the elevated command lines, that ashish.k suggested, a try. They didn't seem to work; however, after a restart, it was finally activated with digital entitlement.

    I want to now fresh install and change to GPT. Though I want to make sure it will reactivate. Is there anything that I can do to help with any hurdles? A key I can find in the registry or some way to have proof of my current activation?
     
  19. lobo11

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    You have HWID, sometimes it takes weeks to activate, your good to go.:D
     
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  20. Bat.1

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    I had been testing the "Windows 10 Digital Entitlement Permanent Activator v1.0 Beta" from Best(Sick)ProSoft :death:this Morning, and started thinking, Anybody naïve enough to use something like that deserves what they get :eek: So I'm not sure if it's actually a "Key Finder" or just getting the keys from some type of Keygen :confused: I will strongly advise against using anything like that !!!