Upgraded to Win10, Activated without a prob, clean installed but cant activate now!

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Garabet, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Garabet

    Garabet MDL Novice

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    Hi. I have upgraded my Win 7 (Daz Loader) to Win 10 and it`s been activated correctly without any problem. I recently bought a new SSD and clean installed same Win10 ISO by using the USB boot. Now win 10 says that it cant activate this copy of windows because my product key is blocked! I didn't enter product key while i clean install but skipped all.

    I checked this sticky thread about activation issues and tried few slmgr commands but it didnt help at all. It returns with some kind of error mentioning "Windows non core edition, try slui...";
    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/64667-Windows-10-Covering-all-ACTIVATION-Processes-and-Checking


    Can anyone help me about how to fix this problem?
     
  2. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

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    Clean install the same version which you upgraded to i.e. Win 10 home or pro. Use correct ISO to install. :g:
     
  3. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    If you change the HDD need to re-activate (not 100% sure about this).


    On clean install, SKIP in the OOBE when ask for the key (2 times in total)
     
  4. Garabet

    Garabet MDL Novice

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    I have used the correct ISO, in fact the very same ISO when i upgraded from Win7 to Win10 (activated successfully)

    I have skipped both.


    I will try the tricks mentioned in this thread now; forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/64770-How-to-upgrade-from-W7-8-1-without-to-go-through-the-upgrade-process-itself-with-ease/page12

    If it doesnt work, then i am out of ideas!
     
  5. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #5 xinso, Sep 22, 2015
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    What edition is Windows 7? Pro/Ultimate, or else?

    Could you run slmgr /dlv to see if edition matches?

    [Note]

    WIN7 Pro/Ultimate > WIN10 Pro
    Else > WIN10 Home

    [Trouble-shoot]

    If matched: start over for the new SSD
    If not: start over for wrong edition

    Sorry...

    Edit:

    If matched, and you know about dual-boot, you can install WIN7/8.1 to other partition and get GenuineTicket.xml. Then use this ticket to activate the running Windows 10 as described in

    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/64770-How-to-upgrade-from-W7-8-1-without-to-go-through-the-upgrade-process-itself-with-ease
     
  6. Garabet

    Garabet MDL Novice

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    #6 Garabet, Sep 22, 2015
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    I had Win7 Ultimate, activated by Daz Loader. I have successfully upgraded to Win10 Pro a month ago by using the ISO downloaded by Microsoft tool and then activated successfully in the 1st boot.

    Today i have used the very same ISO to perform a clean install on my new SSD (all the hardwares are same except the new SSD) by booting from USB drive. I have installed it successfully but when i click activate now, it returned with an error code saying "this product key is blocked"! It shows the last 4 digit of the generic Win10 Pro key despite that i have never entered any key during install.

    Edit; I dont know if it matters or not but i forgot to plug in the USB wifi during Win-10 install, so it couldnt check the activation stuff during that. Then i connected to internet after the 1st boot and immediately clicked "activate now" in settings, you know the rest...
     
  7. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #7 xinso, Sep 22, 2015
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    OK, I see. Then there are options to my best knowledge:

    1. Start over from the scratch

    2. (recommended) if you know about dual-boot, you can install WIN7/8.1 to other partition and get GenuineTicket.xml. Then use this GenuineTicket.xml to activate the running Windows 10 Pro.

    Please refer to


    How to upgrade from W7/8.1 without to go through the upgrade process itself with ease

    Good luck
     
  8. Garabet

    Garabet MDL Novice

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    I did this but without installing Win7. I have booted my PC from the old HDD where my activated Win10 exists and i ran the file in the Win10 install USB, generated the GenuineTicket.xml, copied into the directory in my new SSD with non-activated Win10, then i have booted from the SSD and voila, "Windows is activated"!

    I think this GenuineTicket.xml trick is the best way to resolve activation problems. I am gonna keep that file for future and i recommend everyone to do that just in case you decide to perform clean install in the future.

    Thanks for the response
     
  9. AzTec

    AzTec MDL Member

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    #9 AzTec, Sep 23, 2015
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  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just the last few days I 'upgraded' 2 PC's from Friends to Windows 10. Both were using pirated Windows, one W7 and one W8.1! The upgrade just went fine and get activated with no problems. Than I done on both machines a clean install of Windows 10 Pro and both wasn't get activated again!
    The 'work around' for that problem, I done a clean install of Windows 7 and 8.1 again, used DAZ Loader and MTK for to activate, and upgraded those machines to Windows 10 Pro, which were activated automatically. My friends using the computers now with no problem!

    That seems to show, that an 'normal' upgrade from older version will works with no problems regarding activation, but, if used an pirated older OS, those activation will work on the upgrade only but clean install after that!

    I hardly 'deal' with pirated software at all, just do some testing for very short time or help some people but for my own!
     
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  11. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #11 xinso, Sep 23, 2015
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    Congrates.

    BTW, the GenuineTicket.xml will expire after 29/07/16. The next step for you might be an image backup - with/without sysprep.
     
  12. Underclocked

    Underclocked MDL Member

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    xinso, why does it expire on that date (end of free upgrade)??
     
  13. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #13 xinso, Sep 23, 2015
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    You are right. One year since 29/07/15.
     
  14. Engineer2k2

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    #14 Engineer2k2, Sep 23, 2015
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    But M$ has promised that upgrade is for Lifetime of the device (validity) and HWID will be stored in their servers for re-activation after clean install - As far I know.:g:
     
  15. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #15 xinso, Sep 23, 2015
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    Yes, you are right about that. But we were talking about the validity of GenuineTicket.xml after 29/07/2016.
     
  16. Garabet

    Garabet MDL Novice

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    Is this issue specifically related with GenuineTicket.xml trick or are you talking about general Microsoft policy? If it`s only for the ones who used GenuineTicket.xml trick, then can you explain why this is the case?

    I assume someone will eventually figure it out about how to fix those annoying activation issues and that 1 year support thing by creating something like Daz Loader for Win 10. If not, then i will uninstall Win 10 for good and permanently move to Linux Mint!
     
  17. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #17 xinso, Sep 23, 2015
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    I could try my best to help you with activation of your free Windows 10. But I can do nothing about MSFT one-year free upgrade policy.
     
  18. loplop4

    loplop4 MDL Novice

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    yes your right